Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 06:02:30PM +0300, Ilya Dryomov wrote: > I'm not Alex, but yeah, we have all the clone/split machinery and so we > can handle a spanning case just fine. I think rbd_merge_bvec() exists > to make sure we don't have to do that unless it's really necessary - > like when a single page gets submitted at an inconvenient offset. > > I have a patch that adds a blk_queue_chunk_sectors(object_size) call to > rbd_init_disk() but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. In any > case, we should be fine with getting rid of rbd_merge_bvec(). If this > ends up a per-driver patchset, I can make rbd_merge_bvec() -> > blk_queue_chunk_sectors() a single patch and push it through > ceph-client.git. Hmm, looks like the new blk_queue_split_bio ignore the chunk_sectors value, another thing that needs updating. I forgot how many weird merging hacks we had to add for nvme.. While I'd like to see per-driver patches we'd still need to merge them together through the block tree. Note that with this series there won't be any benefit of using blk_queue_chunk_sectors over just doing the split in rbd. Maybe we can even remove it again and do that work in the drivers in the future.