Re: [PATCH 2.5.5] do export vmalloc_to_page to modules...
Arjan van de Ven (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:01:27 -0500
On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 04:00:47PM +0000, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, Stelian Pop wrote:
> > The following trivial patch exports the new vmalloc_to_page primitive to
> > the modules (following mingo's modifications to, at least, the v4l drivers).
> > Stelian.
> > ===== kernel/ksyms.c 1.62 vs edited =====
> > --- 1.62/kernel/ksyms.c Mon Feb 18 18:09:54 2002
> > +++ edited/kernel/ksyms.c Wed Feb 20 12:08:42 2002
> > @@ -107,6 +107,7 @@
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(kfree);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(vfree);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(__vmalloc);
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(vmalloc_to_page);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(mem_map);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(remap_page_range);
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(max_mapnr);
> Hmm, what is this "vmalloc_to_page" and in what tree do we find it?
> Is this a case of BitKeeper users getting ahead of the game?
> I ask because I was preparing mail and patch to replace Arjan's
> uvirt-to-kva-2.5.5-A0 (and those parts of your highmem-2.5.5-A0).
> In brief, I contend that
> unsigned long uvirt_to_kva(pgd_t *pgd, unsigned long adr)
> is not appropriate or useful for mm/memory.c to provide, but
> struct page *vvirt_to_page(unsigned long vadr)
> is appropriate and useful for mm/vmalloc.c to provide.
> Is that what your "vmalloc_to_page" is? If so, why are you also
> marketing "uvirt_to_kva"? If not, sorry for all the confusion!
uvirt_to_kva got fixed. bad interface.
and replaced by vmalloc_to_page() which is the right one (eg returing
Now if it should be EXPORT_SYMBOL or EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() I leave to Ingo
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