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Date:   Thu, 7 Nov 2019 16:45:58 +0530
From:   Ritesh Harjani <>
To:     Jan Kara <>
Subject: Re: [RFC 0/5] Ext4: Add support for blocksize < pagesize for

On 11/6/19 10:53 PM, Jan Kara wrote:
> On Wed 16-10-19 13:07:06, Ritesh Harjani wrote:
>> This patch series adds the support for blocksize < pagesize for
>> dioread_nolock feature.
>> Since in case of blocksize < pagesize, we can have multiple
>> small buffers of page as unwritten extents, we need to
>> maintain a vector of these unwritten extents which needs
>> the conversion after the IO is complete. Thus, we maintain
>> a list of tuple <offset, size> pair (io_end_vec) for this &
>> traverse this list to do the unwritten to written conversion.
>> Appreciate any reviews/comments on this patches.
> I know Ted has merged the patches already so this is just informational but
> I've read the patches and they look fine to me. Thanks for the work! I was

Appreciate your help too for valuable feedback & pointers at various places.

> just thinking that we could actually make the vector tracking more
> efficient because the io_end always looks like:
> one-big-extent-to-fully-write + whatever it takes to fully write out the
> last page
> So your vectors could be also expressed as "extent to write" + bitmap of
> blocks written in the last page. And 64-bits are enough for the bitmap for
> anything ext4 supports so we could easily save allocation of ioend_vec etc.
> Just a suggestion.

Yes, sounds good to me. Although slab allocations are also fast.
However I agree this should be more efficient and will also avoid the
list management and or list pointer traversal.

Sure, will work over this optimization once I get some closure on some
ongoing open items.

Thanks & appreciate your feedback.

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