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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] splice support
Andrew Morton wrote:
> Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> wrote:

>> It doesn't, I'm assuming that find_get_pages() returns consequtive pages
>> atm. Would seem like the sane interface :-)
>
>
> Yeah, sorry. It's a "gather what's presently there" thing. For writeback.
>
> Nick has some gang-lookup-slots code. So instead of populating an array of
> page*'s you can populate an array of (effectively) page**'s. Then one
> could walk that. All while holding ->tree_lock. This doesn't help ;)
>

Actually while we're on the subject, my gang_lookup_slot code is just
named to match lookup_slot and gang_lookup... it still only returns
slots that are presently populated. Suggestions for a better name
welcome?

> Probably the simplest for now is an open-coded find_get_page() loop. Later

Agreed. I think that's the best idea for now.

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