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Date:   Fri, 20 Nov 2020 09:57:43 +0000
From:   Pavel Begunkov <asml.silence@...il.com>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
Cc:     Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] iov_iter: optimise iov_iter_npages for bvec

On 20/11/2020 02:54, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 02:25:08AM +0000, Pavel Begunkov wrote:
>> On 20/11/2020 02:22, Ming Lei wrote:
>>> iov_iter_npages(bvec) still can be improved a bit by the following way:
>>
>> Yep, was doing exactly that, +a couple of other places that are in my way.
> 
> Are you optimising the right thing here?  Assuming you're looking at
> the one in do_blockdev_direct_IO(), wouldn't we be better off figuring
> out how to copy the bvecs directly from the iov_iter into the bio
> rather than calling dio_bio_add_page() for each page?

Ha, you got me, *add_page() was that "couple of others". It shows up much
more, but iov_iter_npages() just looked simple enough to do first.

-- 
Pavel Begunkov

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