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Date:	Tue, 7 Oct 2014 08:47:59 -0400
From:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
To:	Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>
Cc:	"Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <dgilbert@...hat.com>,
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	Wenchao Xia <wenchaoqemu@...il.com>,
	Andrew Jones <drjones@...hat.com>,
	Juan Quintela <quintela@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/17] mm: rmap preparation for remap_anon_pages

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:41 PM, Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com> wrote:
>
> Of course if somebody has better ideas on how to resolve an anonymous
> userfault they're welcome.

So I'd *much* rather have a "write()" style interface (ie _copying_
bytes from user space into a newly allocated page that gets mapped)
than a "remap page" style interface

remapping anonymous pages involves page table games that really aren't
necessarily a good idea, and tlb invalidates for the old page etc.
Just don't do it.

           Linus
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