[PATCH V5 0/7] Allow user to request memory to be locked on page fault

Vlastimil Babka vbabka at suse.cz
Wed Jul 29 20:49:57 AEST 2015

On 07/29/2015 12:45 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
>> In a much less
>> likely corner case, it is not possible in the current setup to request
>> all current VMAs be VM_LOCKONFAULT and all future be VM_LOCKED.
> Vlastimil has already pointed that out. MCL_FUTURE doesn't clear
> MCL_CURRENT. I was quite surprised in the beginning but it makes a
> perfect sense. mlockall call shouldn't lead into munlocking, that would
> be just weird. Clearing MCL_FUTURE on MCL_CURRENT makes sense on the
> other hand because the request is explicit about _current_ memory and it
> doesn't lead to any munlocking.

Yeah after more thinking it does make some sense despite the perceived
inconsistency, but it's definitely worth documenting properly. It also already
covers the usecase for munlockall2(MCL_FUTURE) which IIRC you had in the earlier

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