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

Mike Snitzer snitzer at redhat.com
Tue May 31 17:53:49 CEST 2016

On Mon, May 30 2016 at  9:34am -0400,
Ming Lei <ming.lei at canonical.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 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 and makre BIO_MAX_SIZE as obsolete, 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 BIO_MAX_PAGES.
> The only functional change is iterate_bvec():lib/iov_iter.c
> xfstests(-a auto) over loop aio is run for ext4/xfs to verify 
> the change and no regression found with this patchset.
> V6:
> 	- rebased on v4.7-rc1
> 	- add reviewed-by tag
> 	- mark BIO_MAX_SIZE as obsolete instead of removing because
> 	dm-tree adds one usage now

Not sure what you're referring to here with "dm-tree" (since "dm-tree"
doesn't exist).  But only direct user of "BIO_MAX_SIZE" in DM appears to
be dm-crypt.c.  Maybe you've identified some indirect use of

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