Re: [PATCH 13/13] block: don't check for BIO_MAX_PAGES in blk_bio_segment_split()

From: Ming Lei
Date: Tue May 02 2017 - 06:22:38 EST

On Tue, May 02, 2017 at 01:42:26PM +1000, NeilBrown wrote:
> blk_bio_segment_split() makes sure bios have no more than
> BIO_MAX_PAGES entries in the bi_io_vec.
> This was done because bio_clone_bioset() (when given a
> mempool bioset) could not handle larger io_vecs.
> No driver uses bio_clone_bioset() any more, they all
> use bio_clone_fast() if anything, and bio_clone_fast()
> doesn't clone the bi_io_vec.

Maybe in future, some drivers still may try to use
bio_clone_bioset() again, I suggest to add some comments
on bio_clone_bioset() to make this usage explicitly. Also
better to trigger a warning if a big src bio is passed to