[Drbd-dev] [PATCH v1 0/8] block: prepare for multipage bvecs

Ming Lei ming.lei at canonical.com
Wed Mar 30 18:17:09 CEST 2016


Interests[1] have been shown in multipage bvecs, so this patchset
try to prepare for the support and do two things:

1) the 1st 4 patches use bvec iterator to implement iterate_bvec(),
then we can drop the non-standard way for iterating bvec, which
can be thought as a good cleanup for lib/iov_iter.c

2) remove BIO_MAX_SECTORS & BIO_MAX_SIZE, and now there is only
one user for each. Once multipage bvecs is introduced, one bio
may hold lots of sectors, and we should always use sort of BIO_MAX_VECS
which should be introduced in future and is similiar with current

xfstests(-a auto) have been run and no regression found by this
patchset against linus v4.6-rc1-next-20160329.

	- don't move BIO_MAX_* to bvec_iter.h as pointed out by Christoph
	- run xfstests against v4.6-rc1-next-20160329
	- add Reviewed-by
	- for 1,4 and 5, Reviewd-by not added, Christoph still expressed
	'this looks fine to me.'

 drivers/block/drbd/drbd_int.h |  4 ++--
 fs/xfs/xfs_buf.c              |  4 +---
 include/linux/bio.h           | 53 +----------------------------------------
 include/linux/blk_types.h     |  4 ++--
 include/linux/bvec_iter.h     | 75 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 lib/iov_iter.c                | 31 +++++++++---------------
 6 files changed, 92 insertions(+), 79 deletions(-)


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