Re: Broken kunmap calls in rc4-mm1.

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 02:42:50 EST


> > That oops in kunmap got me thinking of my recent DEBUG_HIGHMEM
> > additions, so I want for a walk through the -mm4 patch, and found plenty
> > of instances of people making the same mistake I did... using the struct
> > page * in the call to kunmap, rather than the virtual address.
> > I guess the best way to handle it is find/notify the respective authors
> > of patches in the tree? The problems are in:
> > Reiser4 (lots)
> > CacheFS (lots)
> > afs
> > binfmt_elf
> > libata_core
> > (I'm hoping some of the above people will see this message and save me
> > some effort :>)
> That only applies to kunmap_atomic(); kunmap()'s argument should be a page.

Is it just me or is having two very similar functions
(kunmap/kunmap_atomic) pretty counter-intuitive? Perhaps kunmap should
be renamed to kunmap_page() or something?

People were complaining that M$ turns users into beta-testers...
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