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Date:   Wed,  1 May 2019 22:57:27 -0300
From:   Marcos Paulo de Souza <marcos.souza.org@...il.com>
To:     linux-block@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Marcos Paulo de Souza <marcos.souza.org@...il.com>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, Hannes Reinecke <hare@...e.com>,
        Omar Sandoval <osandov@...com>, Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>,
        Damien Le Moal <damien.lemoal@....com>,
        Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@....org>,
        Greg Edwards <gedwards@....com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org (open list)
Subject: [PATCH v2 1/2] blkdev.h: Introduce bytes_to_sectors helper function

This function takes an argument to specify the size of a block device,
in bytes, and return the number of sectors of 512 bytes.

Reviewed-by: Chaitanya Kulkarni <chaitanya.kulkarni@....com>
Signed-off-by: Marcos Paulo de Souza <marcos.souza.org@...il.com>
---
 Changes from v1:
 Rename size_to_sectors to bytes_to_sectors. (Martin K. Petersen)

 Changes from RFC:
 Reworked the documentation of size_to_sectors by removing a sentence that was
 explaining the size -> sectors math, which wasn't necessary given the
 description prior to the example. (suggested by Chaitanya)

 include/linux/blkdev.h | 17 +++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/include/linux/blkdev.h b/include/linux/blkdev.h
index 317ab30d2904..7ade2e24dbae 100644
--- a/include/linux/blkdev.h
+++ b/include/linux/blkdev.h
@@ -871,6 +871,23 @@ static inline struct request_queue *bdev_get_queue(struct block_device *bdev)
 #define SECTOR_SIZE (1 << SECTOR_SHIFT)
 #endif
 
+/**
+ * bytes_to_sectors - Convert size in bytes to number of sectors of 512 bytes
+ * @bytes: number of bytes to be converted to sectors
+ *
+ * Description:
+ * Kernel I/O operations are always made in "sectors". In order to set the
+ * correct number of sectors for a given number of bytes, we need to group the
+ * number of bytes in "sectors of 512 bytes" by shifting the size value by 9,
+ * which is the same than dividing the size by 512.
+ *
+ * Returns the number of sectors by the given number of bytes.
+ */
+static inline sector_t bytes_to_sectors(long long bytes)
+{
+	return bytes >> SECTOR_SHIFT;
+}
+
 /*
  * blk_rq_pos()			: the current sector
  * blk_rq_bytes()		: bytes left in the entire request
-- 
2.16.4

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