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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/2] uio: provide vm access to UIO_MEM_PHYS maps
Hello Greg,

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 06:49:50AM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 09:52:39AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> > [expanding Cc: to also include akpm and linux-mm]
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 01:09:14PM -0700, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 12:09:37AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> > > > This makes it possible to let gdb access mappings of the process that is
> > > > being debugged.
> > > >
> > > > uio_mmap_logical was moved and uio_vm_ops renamed to group related code
> > > > and differentiate to new stuff.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>
> > > > ---
> > > > Changes since v1:
> > > > - only use generic_access_phys ifdef CONFIG_HAVE_IOREMAP_PROT
> > > > - fix all users of renamed struct
> > >
> > > I still get a build error with this patch:
> > >
> > > MODPOST 384 modules
> > > ERROR: "generic_access_phys" [drivers/uio/uio.ko] undefined!
> > >
> > > So something isn't quite right.
> > Ah, you built as a module and generic_access_phys isn't exported. The
> > other users of generic_access_phys (arch/x86/pci/i386.c and
> > drivers/char/mem.c) can only be builtin.
> >
> > So the IMHO best option is to add an EXPORT_SYMBOL(generic_access_phys)
> > to mm/memory.c.
>
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() perhaps?
Yeah, that would work just fine, too. Who takes care for mm/memory.c,
Andrew? Should I send a separate patch or is it ok to do it in the patch
making use of it and let it go in via Greg?

> And why all of a sudden does the uio driver need this change? It is
> working just fine right now without it, right?
Yeah it works. But if you gdb your userspace driver, gdb cannot access
the mappings without my patch.

Best regards
Uwe

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