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Date:   Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:04:00 +0800
From:   Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>
To:     Sagi Grimberg <sagi@...mberg.me>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, 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>,
        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 09/19] block: introduce bio_bvecs()

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 08:42:04PM -0800, Sagi Grimberg wrote:
> 
> > > Yeah, that is the most common example, given merge is enabled
> > > in most of cases. If the driver or device doesn't care merge,
> > > you can disable it and always get single bio request, then the
> > > bio's bvec table can be reused for send().
> > 
> > Does bvec_iter span bvecs with your patches? I didn't see that change?
> 
> Wait, I see that the bvec is still a single array per bio. When you said
> a table I thought you meant a 2-dimentional array...

I mean a new 1-d table A has to be created for multiple bios in one rq,
and build it in the following way

           rq_for_each_bvec(tmp, rq, rq_iter)
                    *A = tmp;

Then you can pass A to iov_iter_bvec() & send().

Given it is over TCP, I guess it should be doable for you to preallocate one
256-bvec table in one page for each request, then sets the max segment size as
(unsigned int)-1, and max segment number as 256, the preallocated table
should work anytime.


Thanks,
Ming

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