Re: [GIT PULL] PMEM driver for v4.1

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Mon Apr 13 2015 - 13:22:32 EST

On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 02:35:35PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> How does splice work with DAX files?

By falling back to default_file_splice_read/default_file_splice_write
which doesn't use the iter ops, but instead requires a copy in the
splice code. But given that the actual underlying reads and writes
bypass the pagecache it's not any less effiecient than the normal
pagecache based splice.

> AFAICS vmsplice() won't work, as
> it uses get_user_pages(), which needs struct page backing.


> Also, how
> will f_op->sendpage() work? That too needs page backing.

default_file_splice_read allocates it's own kernel pages, which are
then passed to ->sendpage.
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