Re: [PATCH] cleanup __generic_block_fiemap and fix a few minorissues

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Thu Mar 04 2010 - 11:04:19 EST

On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Josef Bacik wrote:
> 1) Some filesystems (gfs2) do not like being given non-block-aligned b_size's to
> map, so make sure we block align the b_size.

As far as I can tell, that alignment is wrong.

You can't just align "len". If "start" wasn't aligned, then just aligning
"len" is wrong. And if start is guaranteed to be aligned, how?

Also, the alignment itself is ugly as hell, doing

> + len = (len + (1 << inode->i_blkbits) - 1) &
> + ~((1 << inode->i_blkbits) - 1);
> + map_end = start + len;

When what you probably should have done is to do

map_end = start + len;

_before_ rounding 'start', and then after that you can now map 'start' and
'map_end' just using the regular "logical_to_blk" that you already use (up
or down depending on whether the thing should be inclusive or exclusive of
partial blocks). No?

IOW, the whole thing should probably look something like

sector_t start_blk, last_blk;

start_blk = logical_to_blk(inode, start);
last_blk = logical_to_blk(inode, start + len - 1);

and you're done. Short, sweet, and to the point (note that "last_blk"
really is the _last_ block, so if you want the length in blocks, it would
be "last_blk - start_blk + 1").

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