[Drbd-dev] [PATCH v6 0/8] block: prepare for multipage bvecs

Mike Snitzer snitzer at redhat.com
Wed Jun 1 15:51:51 CEST 2016

On Wed, Jun 01 2016 at  9:44am -0400,
Christoph Hellwig <hch at infradead.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 01, 2016 at 08:38:41PM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> > > be dm-crypt.c.  Maybe you've identified some indirect use of
> > 
> > I mean the recently introduced BIO_MAX_SIZE in -next tree:
> > 
> > https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next.git/commit/drivers/md/dm-crypt.c?id=4ed89c97b0706477b822ea2182827640c0cec486
> The crazy bcache bios striking back once again.  I really think it's
> harmful having a _MAX value and then having a minor driver
> reinterpreting it and sending larger ones.  Until we can lift the
> maximum limit in general nad have common code exercise it we really need
> to stop bcache from sending these instead of littering the tree with
> workarounds.

So should I not push this type of fix to Linus now?  I was going to send
the above commit and this one to him this week:

Instead, should bcache be made to not do what it is doing?

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