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Date:   Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:17:49 -0800
From:   Christoph Hellwig <>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <>,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 21/24] iomap: Restructure iomap_readpages_actor

On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 08:24:04AM -0800, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 07:47:41AM -0800, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 01:01:00PM -0800, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > > From: "Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <>
> > > 
> > > By putting the 'have we reached the end of the page' condition at the end
> > > of the loop instead of the beginning, we can remove the 'submit the last
> > > page' code from iomap_readpages().  Also check that iomap_readpage_actor()
> > > didn't return 0, which would lead to an endless loop.
> > 
> > I'm obviously biassed a I wrote the original code, but I find the new
> > very much harder to understand (not that the previous one was easy, this
> > is tricky code..).
> Agreed, I found the original code hard to understand.  I think this is
> easier because now cur_page doesn't leak outside this loop, so it has
> an obvious lifecycle.

I really don't like this patch, and would prefer if the series goes
ahead without it, as the current sctructure works just fine even
with the readahead changes.

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