On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 02:54:25PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > @@ -1282,7 +1282,7 @@ long get_user_pages(unsigned long start, unsigned 
> > long nr_pages,
> >                         int write, int force, struct page **pages,
> >                         struct vm_area_struct **vmas);
> >  long get_user_pages_locked(unsigned long start, unsigned long nr_pages,
> > -               int write, int force, struct page **pages, int *locked);
> > +               unsigned int gup_flags, struct page **pages, int *locked);
>
> Hum, the prototype is inconsistent with e.g. __get_user_pages_unlocked()
> where gup_flags come after **pages argument. Actually it makes more sense
> to have it before **pages so that input arguments come first and output
> arguments second but I don't care that much. But it definitely should be
> consistent...

It was difficult to decide quite how to arrange parameters as there was
inconsitency with regards to parameter ordering already - for example
__get_user_pages() places its flags argument before pages whereas, as you note,
__get_user_pages_unlocked() puts them afterwards.

I ended up compromising by trying to match the existing ordering of the function
as much as I could by replacing write, force pairs with gup_flags in the same
location (with the exception of get_user_pages_unlocked() which I felt should
match __get_user_pages_unlocked() in signature) or if there was already a
gup_flags parameter as in the case of __get_user_pages_unlocked() I simply
removed the write, force pair and left the flags as the last parameter.

I am happy to rearrange parameters as needed, however I am not sure if it'd be
worthwhile for me to do so (I am keen to try to avoid adding too much noise here
:)

If we were to rearrange parameters for consistency I'd suggest adjusting
__get_user_pages_unlocked() to put gup_flags before pages and do the same with
get_user_pages_unlocked(), let me know what you think.
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