Re: [PATCH v2 9/9] devm_memremap_pages: protect against pmem device unbind

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Wed Aug 26 2015 - 08:46:55 EST

On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 09:28:13PM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> Given that:
> 1/ device ->remove() can not be failed
> 2/ a pmem device may be unbound at any time
> 3/ we do not know what other parts of the kernel are actively using a
> 'struct page' from devm_memremap_pages()
> ...provide a facility for active usages of device memory to block pmem
> device unbind. With a percpu_ref it should be feasible to take a
> reference on a per-I/O or other high frequency basis.

Without a caller of get_page_map this is just adding dead code. I'd
suggest to group it in a series with that caller.

Also if the page_map gets exposed in a header the name is a bit too generic.
memremap_map maybe?
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