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From: Nikolaus Rath <>
To: Alan Cox <>
Cc: Brice Goglin <>,
	LKML <>
Subject: Re: virt_to_page for userspace pointers
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:11:53 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 02/13/2011 05:06 PM, Alan Cox wrote:
>>> If you don't lock the page, you have no guarantee that it won't get
>>> swapped out or migrated while you look at the physical page.
>> That's fine, I know that if the page is there at all then it has been
>> locked by a (different) kernel driver. Is there any way to find out what
>> I want?
> How do you know the other driver isn't in the middle of releasing the
> page ? Doing that deep in mm code without locking inversions will be fun.

I have complete control over the environment, and I know that my code
will only be called after the other driver has set up the mapping and
the mapping will continue to exist until my code returns.

Please let me risk to shoot myself in the foot, just tell me if there is
a function to do so.. I take full responsibility.



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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-02-03 20:50 Reversing a memory mapping? Nikolaus Rath
2011-02-05 21:04 ` virt_to_page for userspace pointers (was: Reversing a memory mapping?) Nikolaus Rath
2011-02-05 21:36   ` virt_to_page for userspace pointers Brice Goglin
2011-02-13 20:24     ` Nikolaus Rath
2011-02-13 20:37       ` Brice Goglin
2011-02-13 21:56         ` Nikolaus Rath
2011-02-13 22:06           ` Alan Cox
2011-02-13 22:11             ` Nikolaus Rath [this message]
2011-02-14 22:46       ` Nikolaus Rath
2011-07-26 12:03         ` Alexey Skidanov

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