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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] mm: adds NOSIGBUS extension for out-of-band shmem read

> On Jun 3, 2021, at 12:14 PM, Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 12:07 PM Hugh Dickins <> wrote:
>> But the point that we've arrived at, that I'm actually now fairly
>> happy with, is do *not* permit MAP_NOSIGBUS on MAP_SHARED mappings.
> Yeah, if that's sufficient, then that original patch should just work as-is.
> But there was some reason why people didn't like that patch
> originally, and I think it was literally about how it only worked on
> private mappings (the "we don't have a flag for it in the vm_flags"
> part was just a small detail.
> I guess that objection ended up changing over time.

I don’t understand the use case well enough to comment on whether MAP_PRIVATE is sufficient, but I’m with Hugh: if this feature is implemented for MAP_SHARED, it should be fully coherent.
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