[PATCH v4 1/5] fbdev: Avoid file argument in fb_pgprotect()

Javier Martinez Canillas javierm at redhat.com
Wed Sep 20 18:01:27 AEST 2023

Thomas Zimmermann <tzimmermann at suse.de> writes:

Hello Thomas,

> Only PowerPC's fb_pgprotect() needs the file argument, although
> the implementation does not use it. Pass NULL to the internal

Can you please mention the function that's the implementation for
PowerPC ? If I'm looking at the code correctly, that function is
phys_mem_access_prot() defined in the arch/powerpc/mm/mem.c file:

pgprot_t phys_mem_access_prot(struct file *file, unsigned long pfn,
			      unsigned long size, pgprot_t vma_prot)
	if (ppc_md.phys_mem_access_prot)
		return ppc_md.phys_mem_access_prot(file, pfn, size, vma_prot);

	if (!page_is_ram(pfn))
		vma_prot = pgprot_noncached(vma_prot);

	return vma_prot;

and if set, ppc_md.phys_mem_access_prot is pci_phys_mem_access_prot()
that is defined in the arch/powerpc/kernel/pci-common.c source file:


That function indeed doesn't use the file argument. So your patch looks
correct to me.

Reviewed-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm at redhat.com>

Best regards,

Javier Martinez Canillas
Core Platforms
Red Hat

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