[Drbd-dev] [RFC PATCH 00/37] block: introduce bio_init_fields()

Chaitanya Kulkarni Chaitanya.Kulkarni at wdc.com
Thu Jan 21 09:23:20 CET 2021

On 1/20/21 7:01 PM, Julian Calaby wrote:
> Hi Chaitanya,
> On Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 5:01 PM Chaitanya Kulkarni
> <chaitanya.kulkarni at wdc.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> This is a *compile only RFC* which adds a generic helper to initialize
>> the various fields of the bio that is repeated all the places in
>> file-systems, block layer, and drivers.
>> The new helper allows callers to initialize various members such as
>> bdev, sector, private, end io callback, io priority, and write hints.
>> The objective of this RFC is to only start a discussion, this it not
>> completely tested at all.
>> Following diff shows code level benefits of this helper :-
>>  38 files changed, 124 insertions(+), 236 deletions(-)
> On a more abstract note, I don't think this diffstat is actually
> illustrating the benefits of this as much as you think it is.
> Yeah, we've reduced the code by 112 lines, but that's barely half the
> curn here. It looks, from the diffstat, that you've effectively
> reduced 2 lines into 1. That isn't much of a saving.
> Thanks,
The diff stat is not the only measure since every component fs/driver
has a different style and nested call it just to show the effect.
Thanks for your comment, we have decided to go with the bio_new approach.

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