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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Andreas Gruenbacher <agruenba@redhat.com>
Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	"Darrick J. Wong" <djwong@kernel.org>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	cluster-devel <cluster-devel@redhat.com>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	ocfs2-devel@oss.oracle.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 03/12] Turn fault_in_pages_{readable,writeable} into fault_in_{readable,writeable}
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2021 12:43:11 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHk-=wiF7jkOrpCe8=s+s=xxw8NovYWfNpe+kVHZth4m0mV5XQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210803191818.993968-4-agruenba@redhat.com>

On Tue, Aug 3, 2021 at 12:18 PM Andreas Gruenbacher <agruenba@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> Turn fault_in_pages_{readable,writeable} into versions that return the number
> of bytes faulted in instead of returning a non-zero value when any of the
> requested pages couldn't be faulted in.

Ugh. This ends up making most users have horribly nasty conditionals.

I think I suggested (or maybe that was just my internal voice and I
never actually vocalized it) using the same semantics as
"copy_to/from_user()" for fault_in_pages_{readable|writable}().

Namely to return the number of bytes *not* faulted in.

That makes it trivial to test "did I get everything" - becasue zero
means "nothing failed" and remains the "complete success" marker.

And it still allows for the (much less common) case of "ok, I need to
know about partial failures".

So instead of this horror:

-               if (!fault_in_pages_writeable(buf_fx, fpu_user_xstate_size))
+               if (fault_in_writeable(buf_fx, fpu_user_xstate_size) ==
+                               fpu_user_xstate_size)

you'd just have

-               if (!fault_in_pages_writeable(buf_fx, fpu_user_xstate_size))
+               if (!fault_in_writeable(buf_fx, fpu_user_xstate_size))

because zero would continue to be a marker of success.

                 Linus

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-03 19:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-03 19:18 [PATCH v5 00/12] gfs2: Fix mmap + page fault deadlocks Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 01/12] iov_iter: Fix iov_iter_get_pages{,_alloc} page fault return value Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 02/12] powerpc/kvm: Fix kvm_use_magic_page Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 03/12] Turn fault_in_pages_{readable,writeable} into fault_in_{readable,writeable} Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:43   ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2021-08-03 20:57   ` Al Viro
2021-08-03 21:38     ` Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 04/12] Turn iov_iter_fault_in_readable into fault_in_iov_iter_readable Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 05/12] iov_iter: Introduce fault_in_iov_iter_writeable Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-04 15:24   ` Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 06/12] gfs2: Add wrapper for iomap_file_buffered_write Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 07/12] gfs2: Fix mmap + page fault deadlocks for buffered I/O Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 08/12] iomap: Fix iomap_dio_rw return value for user copies Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 09/12] iomap: Support restarting direct I/O requests after user copy failures Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 10/12] iomap: Add done_before argument to iomap_dio_rw Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 11/12] iov_iter: Introduce noio flag to disable page faults Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:18 ` [PATCH v5 12/12] gfs2: Fix mmap + page fault deadlocks for direct I/O Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-03 19:45 ` [PATCH v5 00/12] gfs2: Fix mmap + page fault deadlocks Linus Torvalds
2021-08-16 19:14   ` Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-18 21:49     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-19 19:40       ` Andreas Gruenbacher
2021-08-19 20:14         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-08-19 21:39           ` Andreas Gruenbacher

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