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    SubjectRe: [RFC] aio_down() for i386 and x86_64
    On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 03:18:30PM -0400, Benjamin LaHaise wrote:
    > On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 10:23:49PM +0530, Suparna Bhattacharya wrote:
    > > Interesting approach - using ki_wait.private for this.
    > > Could we make aio_down take a wait queue parameter as well instead of
    > > the iocb ?
    > Hmmm, I guess there might be instances where someone has to wait on
    > multiple wait queues. Will add that to the next version of the patch.
    > > Need to think a little about impact on io cancellation.
    > It should be possible to cancel semaphore operations fairly easily --
    > the aio_down function can set ->ki_cancel to point to a semaphore cancel
    > routine. I'll give coding that a try.
    > > BTW, is the duplication of functions across architectures still needed ? I
    > > thought that one of advantages of implementing a separate aio_down
    > > routine vs modifiying down to become retryable was to get away from
    > > that ... or wasn't it ?
    > Good point. The fast path for down() will probably need to remain a
    > separate function, but we could well unify the code with the
    > down_interruptible() codepath.
    > > Meanwhile, I probably need to repost my aio_wait_bit patches - there
    > > may be some impact here.
    > Sure -- any version of those would be useful to build on. Cheers! has
    the patchset.

    I just updated the AIO wait bit ones to 2.6.12-rc6, will post them
    in a separate thread.


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    Suparna Bhattacharya (
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    IBM Software Lab, India

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