Re: [PATCH v3 00/22] loop: Issue O_DIRECT aio using bio_vec

From: Dave Kleikamp
Date: Mon Oct 22 2012 - 20:53:46 EST

On 10/22/2012 07:07 PM, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 10:15:00AM -0500, Dave Kleikamp wrote:
>> This is the current version of the patchset I presented at the LSF-MM
>> Summit in San Francisco in April. I apologize for letting it go so
>> long before re-submitting.
>> This patchset was begun by Zach Brown and was originally submitted for
>> review in October, 2009. Feedback was positive, and I have picked up
>> where he left off, porting his patches to the latest mainline kernel
>> and adding support more file systems.
>> This patch series adds a kernel interface to fs/aio.c so that kernel code can
>> issue concurrent asynchronous IO to file systems. It adds an aio command and
>> file system methods which specify io memory with pages instead of userspace
>> addresses.
>> This series was written to reduce the current overhead loop imposes by
>> performing synchronus buffered file system IO from a kernel thread. These
>> patches turn loop into a light weight layer that translates bios into iocbs.
> I note that there is no support for XFS in this patch set. Is there
> a particular problem that prevents XFS from being converted, or it
> just hasn't been done?

It just hasn't been done. It wasn't one of the trivial ones so I put it
off at first, and after that, it's an oversight. I'll follow up with an
xfs patch for your review.


> Cheers,
> Dave.
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