Re: [PATCH] scatterlist: Update size type to support greater then 4GB size.

From: Ashish Mhetre
Date: Mon Dec 24 2018 - 03:07:14 EST

We don't have a real use-case for this. Understanding the consequences, we are questioning the patch in downstream itself.
Please ignore this patch for now.

On 12/12/18 1:36 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
scatterlist elements longer than 4GB sound odd. Please submit it
in a series with your actual user so that we can help figuring out
if it really makes sense or if there is a better way to solve your

As is this patch will massively increase the memory usage for all users
of struct scatterlist, so you better have a really good reason.