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Date:	Thu, 1 Jan 2015 08:52:49 +0800
From:	Ming Lei <>
Cc:	Dave Kleikamp <>,
	LKML <>,
	linux-fsdevel <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	"Maxim V. Patlasov" <>,
	Zach Brown <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH V8 00/33] loop: Issue O_DIRECT aio using bio_vec

On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 6:35 AM, Sedat Dilek <> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 10:52 PM, Dave Kleikamp
> <> wrote:
>> On 12/31/2014 02:38 PM, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>>> What has happened to that aio_loop patchset?
>>> Is it in Linux-next?
>>> ( /me started to play with "block: loop: convert to blk-mq (v3)", so I
>>> recalled this other improvement. )
>> It met with some harsh resistance, so I backed off on it. Then Al Viro
>> got busy re-writing the iov_iter infrastructure and I put my patchset on
>> the shelf to look at later. Then Ming Lei submitted more up-to-date
>> patchset:
>> It looks like Ming is currently only pushing the first half of that
>> patchset. I don't know what his plans are for the last three patches:
>> aio: add aio_kernel_() interface
>> fd/direct-io: introduce should_dirty for kernel aio
>> block: loop: support to submit I/O via kernel aio based
> I tested with block-mq-v3 (for next-20141231) [1] and this looks promising [2].
> Maybe Ming can say what the plan is with the missing parts.

I have compared kernel aio based loop-mq(the other 3 aio patches
against loop-mq v2, [1]) with loop-mq v3, looks the data isn't
better than loop-mq v3.

kernel aio based approach requires direct I/O, at least direct write
shouldn't be good as page cache write, IMO.

So I think we need to investigate kernel aio based approach further
wrt. loop improvement.


Ming Lei
> - Sedat -
> [1]
> [2]
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