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SubjectRe: [PATCH 45/60] block: bio: introduce bio_for_each_segment_all_rd() and its write pair
On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 6:46 AM, Ming Lei <tom.leiming@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 9:59 PM, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 04:08:44PM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
>>> This patches introduce bio_for_each_segment_all_rd() and
>>> bio_for_each_segment_all_wt().
>>>
>>> bio_for_each_segment_all_rd() is for replacing
>>> bio_for_each_segment_all() in case the bvec from bio->bi_io_vec
>>> is accessed as readonly.
>>>
>>> bio_for_each_segment_all_wt() is for replacing
>>> bio_for_each_segment_all() in case the bvec from bio->bi_io_vec
>>> need to be updated.
>>
>> What is _rd and _wt supposed to stand for? And speaking more
>
> As Christoph replied, _rd means read, which said the bvec pointed by
> the iterator variable(bvec pointer) is read-only, and the bvec table
> can't be written into via this usage any more. Maybe
> bio_for_each_segment_all_ro is better?

Sorry for forgetting to mention one important point:

- after multipage bvec is introduced, the iterated bvec pointer
still points to singlge page bvec, which is generated in-flight
and is readonly actually. That is the motivation about the introduction
of bio_for_each_segment_all_rd().

So maybe bio_for_each_page_all_ro() is better?

>
> On the other hand, _wr meands write, which said the bvec pointed by
> the iterator variable(bvec pointer) can be written to. Maybe we can use
> original bio_for_each_segment_all() for it?

For _wt(), we still can keep it as bio_for_each_segment(), which also
reflects that now the iterated bvec points to one whole segment if
we name _rd as bio_for_each_page_all_ro().


Thanks,
Ming Lei

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