Use ODP MRs for kernel ULPs

The following series extends MR creation routines to allow creation of
user MRs through kernel ULPs as a proxy. The immediate use case is to
allow RDS to work over FS-DAX, which requires ODP (on-demand-paging)
MRs to be created and such MRs were not possible to create prior this

The first part of this patchset extends RDMA to have special verb
ib_reg_user_mr(). The common use case that uses this function is a
userspace application that allocates memory for HCA access but the
responsibility to register the memory at the HCA is on an kernel ULP.
This ULP acts as an agent for the userspace application.

The second part provides advise MR functionality for ULPs. This is
integral part of ODP flows and used to trigger pagefaults in advance
to prepare memory before running working set.

The third part is actual user of those in-kernel APIs.
net/rds: Use prefetch for On-Demand-Paging MR

Try prefetching pages when using On-Demand-Paging MR using

Signed-off-by: Hans Westgaard Ry <>
Acked-by: Santosh Shilimkar <>
Signed-off-by: Leon Romanovsky <>
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