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Subject[PATCH] Fix broken zero-copy on vmalloc() buffers (4th and hopefully final submission)
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This patch has been submitted for a few times.

The first time was my first time doing any sort of Linux patch
submission. At the time, I was unaware of ./scripts/get_maintainer.pl
and sent the patch to only a subset of the correct people. Consequently,
it was not submitted properly for acceptance by the subsystem maintainer.

The second time was a week ago. I had taken advice from Greg Koah-Hartman to
use ./scripts/get_maintainer.pl to determine the correct recipients. It was
initially accepted by the subsystem maintainer and then rejected. This patch
uses is_vmalloc_or_module_addr(), which is not exported for use in kernel
modules. Using it causes a build failure when CONFIG_NET_9P_VIRTIO=m is set in
.config.

The third time was earlier today, when I sent it straight to Linus Torvalds
because merging it required exporting is_vmalloc_or_module_addr(), which he
wrote. A brief correspondence with Linus revealed that my earlier belief that
it would be better to use is_vmalloc_or_module_addr() instead of
is_vmalloc_addr() was incorrect.

I expect this submission to be the last. I have changed the patch to use
is_vmalloc_addr() as Linus Torvalds suggested. This resolves the build
regression the problem David S. Miller found when CONFIG_NET_9P_VIRTIO=m was
set and should resolve all criticism.

Richard Yao (1):
9p/trans_virtio.c: Fix broken zero-copy on vmalloc() buffers

net/9p/trans_virtio.c | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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1.8.3.2



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