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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fs/nfs: Replace kmap_atomic() with kmap_local_page() in dir.c
On Fri, Jan 27, 2023 at 10:54:52PM +0100, Fabio M. De Francesco wrote:
> kmap_atomic() is deprecated in favor of kmap_local_page().
> With kmap_local_page() the mappings are per thread, CPU local, can take
> page-faults, and can be called from any context (including interrupts).
> Furthermore, the tasks can be preempted and, when they are scheduled to
> run again, the kernel virtual addresses are restored and still valid.
> kmap_atomic() is implemented like a kmap_local_page() which also disables
> page-faults and preemption (the latter only for !PREEMPT_RT kernels,
> otherwise it only disables migration).
> The code within the mappings/un-mappings in the functions of dir.c don't
> depend on the above-mentioned side effects of kmap_atomic(), so that mere
> replacements of the old API with the new one is all that is required
> (i.e., there is no need to explicitly add calls to pagefault_disable()
> and/or preempt_disable()).
> Therefore, replace kmap_atomic() with kmap_local_page() in fs/nfs/dir.c.
> Tested in a QEMU/KVM x86_32 VM, 6GB RAM, booting a kernel with
> HIGHMEM64GB enabled.
> Suggested-by: Ira Weiny <>
> Signed-off-by: Fabio M. De Francesco <>

Reviewed-by: Luis Chamberlain <>


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