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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Remove kiocb ki_complete
On 7/9/20 7:26 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 12:10:36PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 09, 2020 at 11:17:05AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>> I really don't like this series at all. If saves a single pointer
>>> but introduces a complicated machinery that just doesn't follow any
>>> natural flow. And there doesn't seem to be any good reason for it to
>>> start with.
>> Jens doesn't want the kiocb to grow beyond a single cacheline, and we
>> want the ability to set the loff_t in userspace for an appending write,
>> so the plan was to replace the ki_complete member in kiocb with an
>> loff_t __user *ki_posp.
>> I don't think it's worth worrying about growing kiocb, personally,
>> but this seemed like the easiest way to make room for a new pointer.
> The user offset pointer has absolutely no business in the the kiocb
> itself - it is a io_uring concept which needs to go into the io_kiocb,

Nobody disagrees on that.

> which has 14 bytes left in the last cache line in my build. It would
> fit in very well there right next to the result and user pointer.

Per-op data should not spill into the io_kiocb itself. And I absolutely
hate arguments like "oh there's still 14 bytes in there", because then
there's 6, then there's none, and now we're going into the next
cacheline. io_kiocb is already too fat, it should be getting slimmer,
not bigger. And the append write stuff is not nearly interesting
enough to a) grow io_kiocb, b) warrant a special case for op private
data in the io_kiocb itself.

Jens Axboe

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