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

From: Dave Chinner
Date: Mon Oct 22 2012 - 21:59:04 EST

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 07:53:40PM -0500, Dave Kleikamp wrote:
> 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.

Thanks Shaggy, that's all I wanted to know. No extra work for me
(apart from review and testing) is fine by me. ;)


Dave Chinner
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