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Date:   Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:32:44 +1100
From:   Michael Ellerman <>
To:     Dan Williams <>,
Cc:     Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>,
        Heiko Carstens <>,,,, Paul Mackerras <>,
        Martin Schwidefsky <>,,,, Arnd Bergmann <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 02/15] mm, dax: introduce pfn_t_special()

Dan Williams <> writes:

> In support of removing the VM_MIXEDMAP indication from DAX VMAs,
> introduce pfn_t_special() for drivers to indicate that _PAGE_SPECIAL
> should be used for DAX ptes. This also helps identify drivers like
> dccssblk that only want to use DAX in a read-only fashion without
> get_user_pages() support.
> Ideally we could delete axonram and dcssblk DAX support, but if we need
> to keep it better make it explicit that axonram and dcssblk only support
> a sub-set of DAX due to missing _PAGE_DEVMAP support.

I sent a patch to remove axonram (sorry meant to Cc you):

Will see if there's any feedback.


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