Re: [NFS] [GIT] NFS client update for 2.6.16

From: Chuck Lever
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 14:09:32 EST

Trond Myklebust wrote:
As I said in my other posting, I believe Chuck's changes are relatively
orthogonal to what you want to do: they neither make the low-level
plumbing better or worse for readv()/writev().

We'd be happy to work with you in the run-up to 2.6.18 to add
multi-segment support for the existing patchsets. It makes more sense to
me to append that functionality to the existing patchsets rather than
trigger a complete rewrite (and thus have a sh_tload more code to

after i reviewed this work with zach last summer, he and i also agreed that it would be best if i did this work after the generic changes are integrated -- so he wouldn't have to work on, and possibly break, the NFS client.

i have been watching the multi-segment iovec work since then, and fully intended to add the support for readv/writev aio in the NFS direct path when the generic support becomes available. begin:vcard
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