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    mm: merge populate and nopage into fault (fixes nonlinear) · 54cb8821
    Nick Piggin authored
    Nonlinear mappings are (AFAIKS) simply a virtual memory concept that encodes
    the virtual address -> file offset differently from linear mappings.
    ->populate is a layering violation because the filesystem/pagecache code
    should need to know anything about the virtual memory mapping.  The hitch here
    is that the ->nopage handler didn't pass down enough information (ie.  pgoff).
     But it is more logical to pass pgoff rather than have the ->nopage function
    calculate it itself anyway (because that's a similar layering violation).
    Having the populate handler install the pte itself is likewise a nasty thing
    to be doing.
    This patch introduces a new fault handler that replaces ->nopage and
    ->populate and (later) ->nopfn.  Most of the old mechanism is still in place
    so there is a lot of duplication and nice cleanups that can be removed if
    everyone switches over.
    The rationale for doing this in the first place is that nonlinear mappings are
    subject to the pagefault vs invalidate/truncate race too, and it seemed stupid
    to duplicate the synchronisation logic rather than just consolidate the two.
    After this patch, MAP_NONBLOCK no longer sets up ptes for pages present in
    pagecache.  Seems like a fringe functionality anyway.
    NOPAGE_REFAULT is removed.  This should be implemented with ->fault, and no
    users have hit mainline yet.
    [akpm@linux-foundation.org: cleanup]
    [randy.dunlap@oracle.com: doc. fixes for readahead]
    [akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fix]
    Signed-off-by: default avatarNick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarRandy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
    Cc: Mark Fasheh <mark.fasheh@oracle.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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