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Date:   Wed, 4 Aug 2021 09:26:15 +0100
From:   Lee Jones <>
To:     Eric Biggers <>
Cc:     Satya Tangirala <>,
        "Theodore Y . Ts'o" <>,
        Jaegeuk Kim <>, Chao Yu <>,
        Jens Axboe <>,
        "Darrick J . Wong" <>,
        open list <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 0/9] add support for direct I/O with fscrypt using

On Thu, 22 Jul 2021, Eric Biggers wrote:

> Hi Lee,
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 12:23:47PM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> > 
> > No review after 7 weeks on the list.
> > 
> > Is there anything Satya can do to help expedite this please?
> > 
> This series is basically ready, but I can't apply it because it depends on the
> other patch series
> "[PATCH v4 0/9] ensure bios aren't split in middle of crypto data unit"
> (
> I will be re-reviewing that other patch series soon, but it primary needs review
> by the people who work more regularly with the block layer, and it will have to
> go in through the block tree (I can't apply it to the fscrypt tree).
> The original version of this series didn't require so many block layer changes,
> but it would have only allowed direct I/O with user buffer pointers aligned to
> the filesystem block size, which was too controversial with other filesystem
> developers; see the long discussion at
> In addition, it was requested that we not add features to the "legacy" direct
> I/O implementation (fs/direct-io.c), so I have a patch series in progress
> "[PATCH 0/9] f2fs: use iomap for direct I/O"
> (
> which will change f2fs to use iomap.
> Also please understand that Satya has left Google, so any further work from him
> on this is happening on a personal capacity in his free time.

Thanks for the update Eric.  I'll push this to the back of my queue
and check back with you at a later date.  Hopefully we see some
interest from the other maintainers sooner, rather than later.

Lee Jones [李琼斯]
Senior Technical Lead - Developer Services │ Open source software for Arm SoCs
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