mmap.2: Add description of MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE and MAP_SYNC
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Message ID 20171026132402.GB31161@quack2.suse.cz
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Jan Kara Oct. 26, 2017, 1:24 p.m. UTC
On Tue 24-10-17 15:10:07, Ross Zwisler wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 05:24:15PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> 
> This looks unchanged since the previous version?

Ah, thanks for checking. I forgot to commit modifications. Attached is
really updated patch.

								Honza

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Ross Zwisler Oct. 26, 2017, 6:22 p.m. UTC | #1
On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 03:24:02PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> On Tue 24-10-17 15:10:07, Ross Zwisler wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 05:24:15PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > > Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> > 
> > This looks unchanged since the previous version?
> 
> Ah, thanks for checking. I forgot to commit modifications. Attached is
> really updated patch.
> 
> 								Honza
> -- 
> Jan Kara <jack@suse.com>
> SUSE Labs, CR

> From 59eeec2998ed9b3840aab951f213148cb1d053a5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
> Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:44:55 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] mmap.2: Add description of MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE and MAP_SYNC
> 
> Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>

Looks good, you can add: 

Reviewed-by: Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@linux.intel.com>

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From 59eeec2998ed9b3840aab951f213148cb1d053a5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:44:55 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] mmap.2: Add description of MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE and MAP_SYNC

Signed-off-by: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
---
 man2/mmap.2 | 35 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
 1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/man2/mmap.2 b/man2/mmap.2
index 47c3148653be..b38ee6809327 100644
--- a/man2/mmap.2
+++ b/man2/mmap.2
@@ -125,6 +125,21 @@  are carried through to the underlying file.
 to the underlying file requires the use of
 .BR msync (2).)
 .TP
+.BR MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE " (since Linux 4.15)"
+The same as
+.B MAP_SHARED
+except that
+.B MAP_SHARED
+mappings ignore unknown flags in
+.IR flags .
+In contrast when creating mapping of
+.B MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE
+mapping type, the kernel verifies all passed flags are known and fails the
+mapping with
+.BR EOPNOTSUPP
+otherwise. This mapping type is also required to be able to use some mapping
+flags.
+.TP
 .B MAP_PRIVATE
 Create a private copy-on-write mapping.
 Updates to the mapping are not visible to other processes
@@ -134,7 +149,10 @@  It is unspecified whether changes made to the file after the
 .BR mmap ()
 call are visible in the mapped region.
 .PP
-Both of these flags are described in POSIX.1-2001 and POSIX.1-2008.
+.B MAP_SHARED
+and
+.B MAP_PRIVATE
+are described in POSIX.1-2001 and POSIX.1-2008.
 .PP
 In addition, zero or more of the following values can be ORed in
 .IR flags :
@@ -352,6 +370,21 @@  option.
 Because of the security implications,
 that option is normally enabled only on embedded devices
 (i.e., devices where one has complete control of the contents of user memory).
+.TP
+.BR MAP_SYNC " (since Linux 4.15)"
+This flags is available only with
+.B MAP_SHARED_VALIDATE
+mapping type. Mappings of
+.B MAP_SHARED
+type will silently ignore this flag.
+This flag is supported only for files supporting DAX (direct mapping of persistent
+memory). For other files, creating mapping with this flag results in
+.B EOPNOTSUPP
+error. Shared file mappings with this flag provide the guarantee that while
+some memory is writeably mapped in the address space of the process, it will
+be visible in the same file at the same offset even after the system crashes or
+is rebooted. This allows users of such mappings to make data modifications
+persistent in a more efficient way using appropriate CPU instructions.
 .PP
 Of the above flags, only
 .B MAP_FIXED
-- 
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