[PATCH 00/12] block/bio, fs: convert put_page() to put_user_page*()
hch at infradead.org
Wed Aug 7 06:34:48 UTC 2019
On Mon, Aug 05, 2019 at 03:54:35PM -0700, John Hubbard wrote:
> On 7/23/19 11:17 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 09:25:06PM -0700, john.hubbard at gmail.com wrote:
> >> * Store, in the iov_iter, a "came from gup (get_user_pages)" parameter.
> >> Then, use the new iov_iter_get_pages_use_gup() to retrieve it when
> >> it is time to release the pages. That allows choosing between put_page()
> >> and put_user_page*().
> >> * Pass in one more piece of information to bio_release_pages: a "from_gup"
> >> parameter. Similar use as above.
> >> * Change the block layer, and several file systems, to use
> >> put_user_page*().
> > I think we can do this in a simple and better way. We have 5 ITER_*
> > types. Of those ITER_DISCARD as the name suggests never uses pages, so
> > we can skip handling it. ITER_PIPE is rejected іn the direct I/O path,
> > which leaves us with three.
> Hi Christoph,
> Are you working on anything like this?
I was hoping I could steer you towards it. But if you don't want to do
it yourself I'll add it to my ever growing todo list.
> Or on the put_user_bvec() idea?
I have a prototype from two month ago:
but that only survived the most basic testing, so it'll need more work,
which I'm not sure when I'll find time for.
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