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Date:	Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:34:05 +0200
From:	Radim Krčmář <>
To:	Andres Lagar-Cavilla <>
Cc:	Paolo Bonzini <>,
	Gleb Natapov <>, Rik van Riel <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Mel Gorman <>,
	Andy Lutomirski <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Andrea Arcangeli <>,
	Sasha Levin <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kvm: Faults which trigger IO release the mmap_sem

[Emergency posting to fix the tag and couldn't find unmangled Cc list,
 so some recipients were dropped, sorry.  (I guess you are glad though).]

2014-09-16 14:01-0700, Andres Lagar-Cavilla:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:51 PM, Radim Krčmář <> wrote:
> > 2014-09-15 13:11-0700, Andres Lagar-Cavilla:
> >> +int kvm_get_user_page_retry(struct task_struct *tsk, struct
> >> mm_struct *mm,
> >
> > The suffix '_retry' is not best suited for this.
> > On first reading, I imagined we will be retrying something from
> > before,
> > possibly calling it in a loop, but we are actually doing the first and
> > last try in one call.
> We are doing ... the second and third in most scenarios. async_pf did
> the first with _NOWAIT. We call this from the async pf retrier, or if
> async pf couldn't be notified to the guest.

I was thinking more about what the function does, not how we currently
use it -- nothing prevents us from using it as first somewhere -- but
yeah, even comments would be off then.

> >> Apart from this, the patch looks good.  The mm/ parts are minimal, so
> >> I
> >> think it's best to merge it through the KVM tree with someone's
> >> Acked-by.
> >
> > I would prefer to have the last hunk in a separate patch, but still,
> >
> > Acked-by: Radim Krčmář <>
> Awesome, thanks much.
> I'll recut with the VM_BUG_ON from Paolo and your Ack. LMK if anything
> else from this email should go into the recut.

Ah, sorry, I'm not maintaining mm ... what I meant was

Reviewed-by: Radim Krčmář <>

and I had to leave before I could find a good apology for
VM_WARN_ON_ONCE(), so if you are replacing BUG_ON, you might want to
look at that one as well.
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