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Date:   Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:40:22 -0800
From:   Omar Sandoval <osandov@...ndov.com>
To:     Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>
Cc:     Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        Dave Chinner <dchinner@...hat.com>,
        Kent Overstreet <kent.overstreet@...il.com>,
        Mike Snitzer <snitzer@...hat.com>, dm-devel@...hat.com,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, Shaohua Li <shli@...nel.org>,
        linux-raid@...r.kernel.org, linux-erofs@...ts.ozlabs.org,
        David Sterba <dsterba@...e.com>, linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org,
        "Darrick J . Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org, Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25@...wei.com>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, Coly Li <colyli@...e.de>,
        linux-bcache@...r.kernel.org, Boaz Harrosh <ooo@...ctrozaur.com>,
        Bob Peterson <rpeterso@...hat.com>, cluster-devel@...hat.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH V10 10/19] block: loop: pass multi-page bvec to iov_iter

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 04:52:57PM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> iov_iter is implemented with bvec itererator, so it is safe to pass
> multipage bvec to it, and this way is much more efficient than
> passing one page in each bvec.
> 
> Cc: Dave Chinner <dchinner@...hat.com>
> Cc: Kent Overstreet <kent.overstreet@...il.com>
> Cc: Mike Snitzer <snitzer@...hat.com>
> Cc: dm-devel@...hat.com
> Cc: Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>
> Cc: linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: Shaohua Li <shli@...nel.org>
> Cc: linux-raid@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-erofs@...ts.ozlabs.org
> Cc: David Sterba <dsterba@...e.com>
> Cc: linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: Darrick J. Wong <darrick.wong@...cle.com>
> Cc: linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25@...wei.com>
> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
> Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>
> Cc: linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: Coly Li <colyli@...e.de>
> Cc: linux-bcache@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: Boaz Harrosh <ooo@...ctrozaur.com>
> Cc: Bob Peterson <rpeterso@...hat.com>
> Cc: cluster-devel@...hat.com

Reviewed-by: Omar Sandoval <osandov@...com>

Comments below.

> Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>
> ---
>  drivers/block/loop.c | 23 ++++++++++++-----------
>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/block/loop.c b/drivers/block/loop.c
> index bf6bc35aaf88..a3fd418ec637 100644
> --- a/drivers/block/loop.c
> +++ b/drivers/block/loop.c
> @@ -515,16 +515,16 @@ static int lo_rw_aio(struct loop_device *lo, struct loop_cmd *cmd,
>  	struct bio *bio = rq->bio;
>  	struct file *file = lo->lo_backing_file;
>  	unsigned int offset;
> -	int segments = 0;
> +	int nr_bvec = 0;
>  	int ret;
>  
>  	if (rq->bio != rq->biotail) {
> -		struct req_iterator iter;
> +		struct bvec_iter iter;
>  		struct bio_vec tmp;
>  
>  		__rq_for_each_bio(bio, rq)
> -			segments += bio_segments(bio);
> -		bvec = kmalloc_array(segments, sizeof(struct bio_vec),
> +			nr_bvec += bio_bvecs(bio);
> +		bvec = kmalloc_array(nr_bvec, sizeof(struct bio_vec),
>  				     GFP_NOIO);
>  		if (!bvec)
>  			return -EIO;
> @@ -533,13 +533,14 @@ static int lo_rw_aio(struct loop_device *lo, struct loop_cmd *cmd,
>  		/*
>  		 * The bios of the request may be started from the middle of
>  		 * the 'bvec' because of bio splitting, so we can't directly
> -		 * copy bio->bi_iov_vec to new bvec. The rq_for_each_segment
> +		 * copy bio->bi_iov_vec to new bvec. The bio_for_each_bvec
>  		 * API will take care of all details for us.
>  		 */
> -		rq_for_each_segment(tmp, rq, iter) {
> -			*bvec = tmp;
> -			bvec++;
> -		}
> +		__rq_for_each_bio(bio, rq)
> +			bio_for_each_bvec(tmp, bio, iter) {
> +				*bvec = tmp;
> +				bvec++;
> +			}

Even if they're not strictly necessary, could you please include the
curly braces for __rq_for_each_bio() here?

>  		bvec = cmd->bvec;
>  		offset = 0;
>  	} else {
> @@ -550,11 +551,11 @@ static int lo_rw_aio(struct loop_device *lo, struct loop_cmd *cmd,
>  		 */
>  		offset = bio->bi_iter.bi_bvec_done;
>  		bvec = __bvec_iter_bvec(bio->bi_io_vec, bio->bi_iter);
> -		segments = bio_segments(bio);
> +		nr_bvec = bio_bvecs(bio);

This scared me for a second, but it's fine to do here because we haven't
actually enabled multipage bvecs yet, right?

>  	}
>  	atomic_set(&cmd->ref, 2);
>  
> -	iov_iter_bvec(&iter, rw, bvec, segments, blk_rq_bytes(rq));
> +	iov_iter_bvec(&iter, rw, bvec, nr_bvec, blk_rq_bytes(rq));
>  	iter.iov_offset = offset;
>  
>  	cmd->iocb.ki_pos = pos;
> -- 
> 2.9.5
> 

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