Re: [PATCH] nvmet: disable direct I/O when unavailable

From: Johannes Thumshirn
Date: Fri Feb 22 2019 - 00:55:08 EST

On 22/02/2019 01:41, Chaitanya Kulkarni wrote:
> As per specified in the patch, this is only useful for testing, then we
> should modify the test scripts so that on creation of the ctrl we switch
> to the buffered I/O before running fio.

Or on any other file-system that does not support DIO..

> OR
> Similar result can be achieved by setting buffered I/O flag
> buffered_io=1 before enabling the name-space in the test script.

Frankly, we have a ton of testing related special cases in the kernel.

This one is a) simple and small, only 10 LoC, b) far away from the fast
path or any other place where it could have any impact on legitimate
users and c) it prints an informal message showing you what happened.

Sorry but this is a moment.

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