[Drbd-dev] [PATCH v5 01/11] block: make generic_make_request handle arbitrarily sized bios
mlin at kernel.org
Mon Aug 10 18:14:12 CEST 2015
On Mon, 2015-08-10 at 11:02 -0400, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 09 2015 at 3:18am -0400,
> Ming Lin <mlin at kernel.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2015-08-09 at 00:01 -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > > On Sat, Aug 08, 2015 at 11:55:47PM -0700, Ming Lin wrote:
> > > > Will change it to MAX_BIO_SECTORS.
> > > > May I add your ACK?
> > >
> > > Yes, please go ahead.
> > Thanks. I'll send a new version of the series once device-mapper guy
> > acks.
> > Hi Mike,
> > I have updated my tree. Could you pull and re-test?
> > https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/mlin/linux.git/log/?h=block-generic-req
> > The 2 thin-provisioning tests passed.
> I've merged your latest branch with my dm-4.3 branch, I had one conflict
> in the merge due to the dm_merge_bvec() change from 4.2-rc6 (no
> surprise). I've published the result here:
> It passes the device-mapper-test-suite's 'thin-provisioning' tests.
> > Hope I can have your ACK soon.
> Shouldn't we also be using MAX_BIO_SECTORS in blkdev_issue_write_same
> (instead of UINT_MAX >> 9)?
I also prefer using MAX_BIO_SECTORS.
Otherwise, we may have non page size aligned splits.
Say, write_same 8G.
Using UINT_MAX >> 9, we'll have 2 sector aligned splits in
0 - (4G - 512 - 1)
(4G - 512, 8G -1)
This looks weired.
Using MAX_BIO_SECTORS, we'll have 4 page size aligned splits:
0 - (2G -1)
2G - (4G - 1)
4G - (6G - 1)
6G - (8G - 1)
I'll use MAX_BIO_SECTORS in blkdev_issue_write_same() if no objection.
> Aside from that, I'm in favor of seeing this late bio splitting patchset
> finally land upstream (hopefully in time for the 4.3 merge, Jens?):
> Acked-by: Mike Snitzer <snitzer at redhat.com>
May I add your Ack to "PATCH: block: kill merge_bvec_fn() completely"
> p.s. I'll be working with Joe Thornber on optimizing DM (particularly
> dm-thinp and dm-cache) once this patchset is included upstream. You'll
> see I've already added a couple WIP dm-thinp patches ontop.
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