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Date:   Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:22:04 +0100
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
To:     David Laight <David.Laight@...lab.com>
Cc:     "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "io-uring@...r.kernel.org" <io-uring@...r.kernel.org>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 5/9 next] scsi: Use iovec_import() instead of
 import_iovec().

So looking at the various callers I'm not sure this API is the
best.  If we want to do something fancy I'd hide the struct iovec
instances entirely with something like:

struct iov_storage {
	struct iovec stack[UIO_FASTIOV], *vec;
}

int iov_iter_import_iovec(struct iov_iter *iter, struct iov_storage *s,
		const struct iovec __user *vec, unsigned long nr_segs,
		int type);

and then add a new helper to free the thing if needed:

void iov_iter_release_iovec(struct iov_storage *s)
{
	if (s->vec != s->stack)
		kfree(s->vec);
}

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