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Date:	Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:50:03 -0500
From:	Rik van Riel <>
To:	Michel Lespinasse <>
CC:	Andy Lutomirski <>,
	Ingo Molnar <>,
	Al Viro <>,
	Hugh Dickins <>, Jorn_Engel <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 8/9] mm: directly use __mlock_vma_pages_range() in find_extend_vma()

On 12/20/2012 07:49 PM, Michel Lespinasse wrote:
> In find_extend_vma(), we don't need mlock_vma_pages_range() to verify the
> vma type - we know we're working with a stack. So, we can call directly
> into __mlock_vma_pages_range(), and remove the last make_pages_present()
> call site.
> Note that we don't use mm_populate() here, so we can't release the mmap_sem
> while allocating new stack pages. This is deemed acceptable, because the
> stack vmas grow by a bounded number of pages at a time, and these are
> anon pages so we don't have to read from disk to populate them.
> Signed-off-by: Michel Lespinasse <>

Acked-by: Rik van Riel <>

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