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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] linux_gntshr_munmap: munmap takes a length, not a page count

On Wed, 2014-09-03 at 15:15 +0100, David Vrabel wrote:
> On 03/09/14 15:01, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Mon, 2014-09-01 at 13:16 +0100, David Scott wrote:
> >> This fixes a bug where if a client shares more than 1 page, the
> >> munmap call fails to clean up everything. A process which does
> >> a lot of sharing and unsharing can run out of resources.
> > 
> > The doc comment on xc_gntshr_munmap does say count is in pages, so your
> > change is correct but all of the in tree callers seem to pass a number
> > of bytes not a number of pages. i.e. everything in tools/libvchan passes
> > n*PAGE_SIZE.
> > 
> > So I don't think this change is complete without also updating those.
> Would the corrent non-ABI/API-breaking fix be to just update the
> documentation?

libxc doesn't have a stable API or ABI.

My thinking in this case was that @count being pages was consistent with
other related functions in the API and also avoids issues of what to do
if count%4096 != 0.


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