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Date:   Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:19:38 +0800
From:   Ming Lei <>
To:     Sagi Grimberg <>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <>, Jens Axboe <>,,,, Dave Chinner <>,
        Kent Overstreet <>,
        Mike Snitzer <>,,
        Alexander Viro <>,, Shaohua Li <>,,,
        David Sterba <>,,
        "Darrick J . Wong" <>,, Gao Xiang <>,
        Theodore Ts'o <>,,
        Coly Li <>,,
        Boaz Harrosh <>,
        Bob Peterson <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH V10 09/19] block: introduce bio_bvecs()

On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 09:35:07PM -0800, Sagi Grimberg wrote:
> > > 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.
> 256 bvec table is really a lot to preallocate, especially when its not
> needed, I can easily initialize the bvec_iter on the bio bvec. If this
> involves preallocation of the worst-case than I don't consider this to
> be an improvement.

If you don't provide one single bvec table, I understand you may not send
this req via one send().

The bvec_iter initialization is easy to do:

	bvec_iter = bio->bi_iter

when you move to a new a bio, please refer to  __bio_for_each_bvec() or


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