vm: add a syscall to map a process memory into a pipe

Submitted by Mike Rapoport on Nov. 22, 2017, 7:36 p.m.

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Submitted Nov. 22, 2017, 7:36 p.m.
Last Updated Dec. 15, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
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Cover Letter

From: Yossi Kuperman <yossiku@il.ibm.com>

Hi,

This patches introduces new process_vmsplice system call that combines
functionality of process_vm_read and vmsplice.

It allows to map the memory of another process into a pipe, similarly to
what vmsplice does for its own address space.

The patch 2/4 ("vm: add a syscall to map a process memory into a pipe")
actually adds the new system call and provides its elaborate description.

The patchset is against -mm tree.

v3: minor refactoring to reduce code duplication
v2: move this syscall under CONFIG_CROSS_MEMORY_ATTACH
    give correct flags to get_user_pages_remote()

Andrei Vagin (3):
  vm: add a syscall to map a process memory into a pipe
  x86: wire up the process_vmsplice syscall
  test: add a test for the process_vmsplice syscall

Mike Rapoport (1):
  fs/splice: introduce pages_to_pipe helper

 arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl             |   1 +
 arch/x86/entry/syscalls/syscall_64.tbl             |   2 +
 fs/splice.c                                        | 262 +++++++++++++++++++--
 include/linux/compat.h                             |   3 +
 include/linux/syscalls.h                           |   4 +
 include/uapi/asm-generic/unistd.h                  |   5 +-
 kernel/sys_ni.c                                    |   2 +
 tools/testing/selftests/process_vmsplice/Makefile  |   5 +
 .../process_vmsplice/process_vmsplice_test.c       | 188 +++++++++++++++
 9 files changed, 450 insertions(+), 22 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/process_vmsplice/Makefile
 create mode 100644 tools/testing/selftests/process_vmsplice/process_vmsplice_test.c
  

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