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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] bio: introduce BIO_FOLL_PIN flag
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On 8/23/20 12:25 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 09:20:58PM -0700, John Hubbard wrote:
>> Add a new BIO_FOLL_PIN flag to struct bio, whose "short int" flags field
>> was full, thuse triggering an expansion of the field from 16, to 32
>> bits. This allows for a nice assertion in bio_release_pages(), that the
>> bio page release mechanism matches the page acquisition mechanism.
>>
>> Set BIO_FOLL_PIN whenever pin_user_pages_fast() is used, and check for
>> BIO_FOLL_PIN before using unpin_user_page().
>
> When would the flag not be set when BIO_NO_PAGE_REF is not set?
>
> Also I don't think we can't just expand the flags field, but I can send
> a series to kill off two flags.

(not relevant to this series as this patch has thankfully already been
dropped, just in general - but yes, definitely need a *strong* justification
to bump the bio size).

Would actually be nice to kill off a few flags, if possible, so the
flags space isn't totally full.

--
Jens Axboe

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