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Date:   Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:41:36 -0700
From:   Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC PKS/PMEM 33/58] fs/cramfs: Utilize new kmap_thread()

On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 12:37 PM Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 11:44:29AM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 12:52 PM <ira.weiny@...el.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > From: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>
> > >
> > > The kmap() calls in this FS are localized to a single thread.  To avoid
> > > the over head of global PKRS updates use the new kmap_thread() call.
> > >
> > > Cc: Nicolas Pitre <nico@...xnic.net>
> > > Signed-off-by: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>
> > > ---
> > >  fs/cramfs/inode.c | 10 +++++-----
> > >  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> > >
> > > diff --git a/fs/cramfs/inode.c b/fs/cramfs/inode.c
> > > index 912308600d39..003c014a42ed 100644
> > > --- a/fs/cramfs/inode.c
> > > +++ b/fs/cramfs/inode.c
> > > @@ -247,8 +247,8 @@ static void *cramfs_blkdev_read(struct super_block *sb, unsigned int offset,
> > >                 struct page *page = pages[i];
> > >
> > >                 if (page) {
> > > -                       memcpy(data, kmap(page), PAGE_SIZE);
> > > -                       kunmap(page);
> > > +                       memcpy(data, kmap_thread(page), PAGE_SIZE);
> > > +                       kunmap_thread(page);
> >
> > Why does this need a sleepable kmap? This looks like a textbook
> > kmap_atomic() use case.
>
> There's a lot of code of this form.  Could we perhaps have:
>
> static inline void copy_to_highpage(struct page *to, void *vfrom, unsigned int size)
> {
>         char *vto = kmap_atomic(to);
>
>         memcpy(vto, vfrom, size);
>         kunmap_atomic(vto);
> }
>
> in linux/highmem.h ?

Nice, yes, that could also replace the local ones in lib/iov_iter.c
(memcpy_{to,from}_page())

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