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Date:   Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:54:35 -0800
From:   Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
To:     Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>
Cc:     Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@...e.cz>, Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        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

On Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 03:51:44PM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> 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.

It's longer than MAP_FIXED_WEAK :-P

You'd have to be pretty darn strong to clobber an existing mapping.

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