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Date:	Sun, 25 Mar 2007 14:12:32 +0200
From:	Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>
To:	Miklos Szeredi <miklos@...redi.hu>
Cc:	akpm@...ux-foundation.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@...ck.org
Subject: Re: [patch 2/3] only allow nonlinear vmas for ram backed
	filesystems

On Sat, 2007-03-24 at 23:09 +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> From: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@...e.cz>
> 
> Dirty page accounting/limiting doesn't work for nonlinear mappings, so
> for non-ram backed filesystems emulate with linear mappings.  This
> retains ABI compatibility with previous kernels at minimal code cost.
> 
> All known users of nonlinear mappings actually use tmpfs, so this
> shouldn't have any negative effect.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@...e.cz>

Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@...llo.nl>

> ---
> 
> Index: linux-2.6.21-rc4-mm1/mm/fremap.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.21-rc4-mm1.orig/mm/fremap.c	2007-03-24 22:30:05.000000000 +0100
> +++ linux-2.6.21-rc4-mm1/mm/fremap.c	2007-03-24 22:37:59.000000000 +0100
> @@ -181,6 +181,24 @@ asmlinkage long sys_remap_file_pages(uns
>  			goto retry;
>  		}
>  		mapping = vma->vm_file->f_mapping;
> +		/*
> +		 * page_mkclean doesn't work on nonlinear vmas, so if dirty
> +		 * pages need to be accounted, emulate with linear vmas.
> +		 */
> +		if (mapping_cap_account_dirty(mapping)) {
> +			unsigned long addr;
> +
> +			flags &= MAP_NONBLOCK;
> +			addr = mmap_region(vma->vm_file, start, size, flags,
> +					   vma->vm_flags, pgoff, 1);
> +			if (IS_ERR_VALUE(addr))
> +				err = addr;
> +			else {
> +				BUG_ON(addr != start);
> +				err = 0;
> +			}
> +			goto out;
> +		}
>  		spin_lock(&mapping->i_mmap_lock);
>  		flush_dcache_mmap_lock(mapping);
>  		vma->vm_flags |= VM_NONLINEAR;

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