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Date:   Fri, 11 Jan 2019 19:01:25 +0800
From:   Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>
To:     Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>
Cc:     linux-block@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-mm@...ck.org, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
        Omar Sandoval <osandov@...com>,
        Sagi Grimberg <sagi@...mberg.me>,
        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, linux-raid@...r.kernel.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>, 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,
        Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>
Subject: [PATCH V13 17/19] block: document usage of bio iterator helpers

Now multi-page bvec is supported, some helpers may return page by
page, meantime some may return segment by segment, this patch
documents the usage.

Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
Reviewed-by: Omar Sandoval <osandov@...com>
Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>
---
 Documentation/block/biovecs.txt | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt b/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt
index 25689584e6e0..ce6eccaf5df7 100644
--- a/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt
@@ -117,3 +117,28 @@ Other implications:
    size limitations and the limitations of the underlying devices. Thus
    there's no need to define ->merge_bvec_fn() callbacks for individual block
    drivers.
+
+Usage of helpers:
+=================
+
+* The following helpers whose names have the suffix of "_all" can only be used
+on non-BIO_CLONED bio. They are usually used by filesystem code. Drivers
+shouldn't use them because the bio may have been split before it reached the
+driver.
+
+	bio_for_each_segment_all()
+	bio_first_bvec_all()
+	bio_first_page_all()
+	bio_last_bvec_all()
+
+* The following helpers iterate over single-page segment. The passed 'struct
+bio_vec' will contain a single-page IO vector during the iteration
+
+	bio_for_each_segment()
+	bio_for_each_segment_all()
+
+* The following helpers iterate over multi-page bvec. The passed 'struct
+bio_vec' will contain a multi-page IO vector during the iteration
+
+	bio_for_each_bvec()
+	rq_for_each_bvec()
-- 
2.9.5

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