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Date:   Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:56:51 -0700
From:   John Hubbard <jhubbard@...dia.com>
To:     Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>, Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@...pe.ca>
CC:     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
        Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>,
        <linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-rdma@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org>, <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-mm@...ck.org>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 15/19] mm/gup: Introduce vaddr_pin_pages()

On 8/13/19 10:46 AM, Ira Weiny wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 08:47:06AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 02:48:55PM -0700, Ira Weiny wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 09:28:14AM -0300, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Aug 09, 2019 at 03:58:29PM -0700, ira.weiny@...el.com wrote:
>>>>> From: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>
...
>>> So I'm open to suggestions.  Jan gave me this one, so I figured it was safer to
>>> suggest it...
>>
>> Should have the word user in it, imho
> 
> Fair enough...
> 
> user_addr_pin_pages(void __user * addr, ...) ?
> 
> uaddr_pin_pages(void __user * addr, ...) ?
> 
> I think I like uaddr...
> 

Better to spell out "user". "u" prefixes are used for "unsigned" and it
is just too ambiguous here. Maybe:

    vaddr_pin_user_pages()

...which also sounds close enough to get_user_pages() that a bit of
history and continuity is preserved, too.



thanks,
-- 
John Hubbard
NVIDIA

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