[PATCH 0/2] vhost, docs: convert to pin_user_pages(), new "case 5"

From: John Hubbard
Date: Fri May 29 2020 - 19:43:28 EST


It recently became clear to me that there are some get_user_pages*()
callers that don't fit neatly into any of the four cases that are so
far listed in pin_user_pages.rst. vhost.c is one of those.

Add a Case 5 to the documentation, and refer to that when converting

Thanks to Jan Kara for helping me (again) in understanding the
interaction between get_user_pages() and page writeback [1].

This is based on today's mmotm, which has a nearby patch to
pin_user_pages.rst that rewords cases 3 and 4.

Note that I have only compile-tested the vhost.c patch, although that
does also include cross-compiling for a few other arches. Any run-time
testing would be greatly appreciated.

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/r/20200529070343.GL14550@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

John Hubbard (2):
docs: mm/gup: pin_user_pages.rst: add a "case 5"
vhost: convert get_user_pages() --> pin_user_pages()

Documentation/core-api/pin_user_pages.rst | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
drivers/vhost/vhost.c | 5 ++---
2 files changed, 22 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)