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Date:   Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:51:44 +1100
From:   Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>
To:     Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@...e.cz>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>
Cc:     Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>,
        Linux API <linux-api@...r.kernel.org>,
        Khalid Aziz <khalid.aziz@...cle.com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@...linux.org.uk>,
        Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>,
        Linux-MM <linux-mm@...ck.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-arch <linux-arch@...r.kernel.org>,
        Florian Weimer <fweimer@...hat.com>,
        John Hubbard <jhubbard@...dia.com>,
        Abdul Haleem <abdhalee@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Joel Stanley <joel@....id.au>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] mm: introduce MAP_FIXED_SAFE

Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@...e.cz> writes:

> Hi!
>> > MAP_FIXED_UNIQUE
>> > MAP_FIXED_ONCE
>> > MAP_FIXED_FRESH
>> 
>> Well, I can open a poll for the best name, but none of those you are
>> proposing sound much better to me. Yeah, naming sucks...
>
> Given that MAP_FIXED replaces the previous mapping MAP_FIXED_NOREPLACE
> would probably be a best fit.

Yeah that could work.

I prefer "no clobber" as I just suggested, because the existing
MAP_FIXED doesn't politely "replace" a mapping, it destroys the current
one - which you or another thread may be using - and clobbers it with
the new one.

cheers

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