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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/1] block: move the PAGE_SECTORS definition into <linux/blkdev.h>
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Hi, Jens Axboe, Alasdair Kergon, Mike Snitzer:
What's your opinion?


On 2020/8/21 15:05, Coly Li wrote:
> On 2020/8/21 14:48, Leizhen (ThunderTown) wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 8/21/2020 12:11 PM, Coly Li wrote:
>>> On 2020/8/21 10:03, Zhen Lei wrote:
>>>> There are too many PAGE_SECTORS definitions, and all of them are the
>>>> same. It looks a bit of a mess. So why not move it into <linux/blkdev.h>,
>>>> to achieve a basic and unique definition.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Zhen Lei <thunder.leizhen@huawei.com>
>>>
>>>
>>> A lazy question about page size > 4KB: currently in bcache code the
>>> sector size is assumed to be 512 sectors, if kernel page > 4KB, it is
>>> possible that PAGE_SECTORS in bcache will be a number > 8 ?
>>
>> Sorry, I don't fully understand your question. I known that the sector size
>> can be 512 or 4K, and the PAGE_SIZE can be 4K or 64K. So even if sector size
>> is 4K, isn't it greater than 8 for 64K pages?
>>
>> I'm not sure if the question you're asking is the one Matthew Wilcox has
>> answered before:
>> https://www.spinics.net/lists/raid/msg64345.html
>
> Thank you for the above information. Currently bcache code assumes
> sector size is always 512 bytes, you may see how many "<< 9" or ">> 9"
> are used. Therefore I doubt whether current code may stably work on e.g.
> 4Kn SSDs (this is only doubt because I don't have such SSD).
>
> Anyway your patch is fine to me. This change to bcache doesn't make
> thins worse or better, maybe it can be helpful to trigger my above
> suspicious early if people do have this kind of problem on 4Kn sector SSDs.
>
> For the bcache part of this patch, you may add,
> Acked-by: Coly Li <colyli@suse.de>
>
> Thanks.
>
> Coly Li
>
>>>> ---
>>>> drivers/block/brd.c | 1 -
>>>> drivers/block/null_blk_main.c | 1 -
>>>> drivers/md/bcache/util.h | 2 --
>>>> include/linux/blkdev.h | 5 +++--
>>>> include/linux/device-mapper.h | 1 -
>>>> 5 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>
>>> [snipped]
>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/util.h b/drivers/md/bcache/util.h
>>>> index c029f7443190805..55196e0f37c32c6 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/md/bcache/util.h
>>>> +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/util.h
>>>> @@ -15,8 +15,6 @@
>>>>
>>>> #include "closure.h"
>>>>
>>>> -#define PAGE_SECTORS (PAGE_SIZE / 512)
>>>> -
>>>> struct closure;
>>>>
>>>> #ifdef CONFIG_BCACHE_DEBUG
>>>> diff --git a/include/linux/blkdev.h b/include/linux/blkdev.h
>>>> index bb5636cc17b91a7..b068dfc5f2ef0ab 100644
>>>> --- a/include/linux/blkdev.h
>>>> +++ b/include/linux/blkdev.h
>>>> @@ -949,11 +949,12 @@ static inline struct request_queue *bdev_get_queue(struct block_device *bdev)
>>>> * multiple of 512 bytes. Hence these two constants.
>>>> */
>>>> #ifndef SECTOR_SHIFT
>>>> -#define SECTOR_SHIFT 9
>>>> +#define SECTOR_SHIFT 9
>>>> #endif
>>>> #ifndef SECTOR_SIZE
>>>> -#define SECTOR_SIZE (1 << SECTOR_SHIFT)
>>>> +#define SECTOR_SIZE (1 << SECTOR_SHIFT)
>>>> #endif
>>>> +#define PAGE_SECTORS (PAGE_SIZE / SECTOR_SIZE)
>>>>
>>>> /*
>>>> * blk_rq_pos() : the current sector
>>> [snipped]
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
> .
>

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