Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH] staging: writeboost: Add dm-writeboost

From: Joe Thornber
Date: Wed Dec 10 2014 - 08:42:32 EST

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:31:31PM +0900, Akira Hayakawa wrote:
> Joe,
> > So you copy the bio payload to a different block of ram and then
> > complete the bio? Or does the rambuf refer to the bio payload
> > directly?
> Good question.
> The answer is, copy the data (got by bio_data(bio)) to rambuf once
> and ack if it's not barrier things.
> It would be nice if data in rambuf points to bio payload but it now copies
> because bio payload can be reused after completion. Am I right?
> Is there a way of eliminate memory copying?

You *have* to eliminate this memory copying. Remap the bios to the
relevant portion of your log, and don't complete them until you log
chunk is coherent.
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