[PATCH 2/2 v3] drm/exynos: added userptr feature.
minchan at kernel.org
Thu May 10 17:50:06 PDT 2012
On 05/11/2012 02:53 AM, KOSAKI Motohiro wrote:
>>>> let's assume that one application want to allocate user space memory
>>>> region using malloc() and then write something on the region. as you
>>>> may know, user space buffer doen't have real physical pages once
>>>> malloc() call so if user tries to access the region then page fault
>>>> handler would be triggered
>>>> and then in turn next process like swap in to fill physical frame
>>> into entry of the page faulted.
>>> Sorry, I can't understand your point due to my poor English.
>>> Could you rewrite it easiliy? :)
>> Simply saying, handle_mm_fault would be called to update pte after
>> vma and checking access right. and as you know, there are many cases to
>> process page fault such as COW or demand paging.
> Hmm. If I understand correctly, you guys misunderstand mlock. it doesn't
> page pinning
> nor prevent pfn change. It only guarantee to don't make swap out. e.g.
Symantic point of view, you're right but the implementation makes sure page pinning.
> memory campaction
> feature may automatically change page physical address.
I tried it last year but decided drop by realtime issue.
so I think mlock is a kind of page pinning. If elsewhere I don't realized is doing, that place should be fixed.
Or my above patch should go ahead.
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