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Date:   Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:15:50 +0100
From:   Marc-André Lureau <marcandre.lureau@...il.com>
To:     Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com>
Cc:     linux-mm@...ck.org, open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange@...hat.com>,
        Hugh Dickins <hughd@...gle.com>, nyc@...omorphy.com,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...nel.org>,
        David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/9] memfd: add sealing to hugetlb-backed memory

Hi

On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 4:13 AM, Mike Kravetz <mike.kravetz@...cle.com> wrote:
> +Cc: Andrew, Michal, David
>
> Are there any other comments on this patch series from Marc-André?  Is anything
> else needed to move forward?
>
> I have reviewed the patches in the series.  David Herrmann (the original
> memfd_create/file sealing author) has also taken a look at the patches.
>
> One outstanding issue is sorting out the config option dependencies.  Although,
> IMO this is not a strict requirement for this series.  I have addressed this
> issue in a follow on series:
> http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20171109014109.21077-1-mike.kravetz@oracle.com

Are we good for the next merge window? Is Hugh Dickins the maintainer
with the final word, and doing the pull request? (sorry, I am not very
familiar with kernel development)

thanks!

>> Hi,
>>
>> Recently, Mike Kravetz added hugetlbfs support to memfd. However, he
>> didn't add sealing support. One of the reasons to use memfd is to have
>> shared memory sealing when doing IPC or sharing memory with another
>> process with some extra safety. qemu uses shared memory & hugetables
>> with vhost-user (used by dpdk), so it is reasonable to use memfd
>> now instead for convenience and security reasons.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> v3:
>> - do remaining MFD_DEF_SIZE/mfd_def_size substitutions
>> - fix missing unistd.h include in common.c
>> - tweaked a bit commit message prefixes
>> - added reviewed-by tags
>>
>> v2:
>> - add "memfd-hugetlb:" prefix in memfd-test
>> - run fuse test on hugetlb backend memory
>> - rename function memfd_file_get_seals() -> memfd_file_seals_ptr()
>> - update commit messages
>> - added reviewed-by tags
>>
>> RFC->v1:
>> - split rfc patch, after early review feedback
>> - added patch for memfd-test changes
>> - fix build with hugetlbfs disabled
>> - small code and commit messages improvements
>>
>> Marc-André Lureau (9):
>>   shmem: unexport shmem_add_seals()/shmem_get_seals()
>>   shmem: rename functions that are memfd-related
>>   hugetlb: expose hugetlbfs_inode_info in header
>>   hugetlb: implement memfd sealing
>>   shmem: add sealing support to hugetlb-backed memfd
>>   memfd-test: test hugetlbfs sealing
>>   memfd-test: add 'memfd-hugetlb:' prefix when testing hugetlbfs
>>   memfd-test: move common code to a shared unit
>>   memfd-test: run fuse test on hugetlb backend memory
>>
>>  fs/fcntl.c                                     |   2 +-
>>  fs/hugetlbfs/inode.c                           |  39 +++--
>>  include/linux/hugetlb.h                        |  11 ++
>>  include/linux/shmem_fs.h                       |   6 +-
>>  mm/shmem.c                                     |  59 ++++---
>>  tools/testing/selftests/memfd/Makefile         |   5 +
>>  tools/testing/selftests/memfd/common.c         |  46 ++++++
>>  tools/testing/selftests/memfd/common.h         |   9 ++
>>  tools/testing/selftests/memfd/fuse_test.c      |  44 +++--
>>  tools/testing/selftests/memfd/memfd_test.c     | 212 ++++---------------------
>>  tools/testing/selftests/memfd/run_fuse_test.sh |   2 +-
>>  tools/testing/selftests/memfd/run_tests.sh     |   1 +
>>  12 files changed, 200 insertions(+), 236 deletions(-)
>>  create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/memfd/common.c
>>  create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/memfd/common.h
>>



-- 
Marc-André Lureau

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