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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] crypto: compress - Return produced bytes in crypto_{,de}compress_{update,final}() (was: Re: [PATCH/RFC] crypto: compress - Add comp_request.total_out
Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2009, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>>> On Sun, 8 Mar 2009, Phillip Lougher wrote:
>>>> Two API issues of concern (one major, one minor). Both of these relate to the
>>>> way Squashfs drives the decompression code, where it repeatedly calls it
>>>> supplying additional input/output buffers, rather than using a "single-shot"
>>>> approach where it calls the decompression code once supplying all the
>>>> necessary input and output buffer space.
>>>>
>>>> 1. Minor issue -the lack of a stream.total_out field. The current
>>>> zlib_inflate code collects the total number of bytes decompressed over the
>>>> multiple calls into the stream.total_out field.
>>>>
>>>> There is clearly no such field available in the cryto API, leading to the
>>>> somewhat clumsy need to track it, i.e. it leads to the following additional
>>>> code.
>>> If people feel the need for a total_out field, I can add it to struct
>>> comp_request.
>>>
>>> BTW, what about total_in, which is also provided by plain zlib's z_stream?
>>> Do people see a need for a similar field?
>> The patch below (on top of the updated one to convert SquashFS to pcomp) adds
>> comp_request.total_out, so you don't have to calculate and accumulate the
>> decompressed output sizes in SquashFS.
>>
>> Notes:
>> - This required the addition of a `struct comp_request *' parameter to
>> crypto_{,de}compress_init()
>> - Still, there's one of the
>>
>> produced = req.avail_out;
>> ...
>> produced -= req.avail_out;
>>
>> left, as this is part of the logic to discover the end of decompression
>> (no bytes produced, no error returned).
>>
>> Perhaps it's better to instead make crypto_{,de}compress_{update,final}()
>> return the (positive) number of output bytes (of the current step)?
>>
>> Currently it returns zero (no error) or a negative error value.
>> That would allow to get rid of both `produced = ... / produced -= ...'
>> constructs, but the user would have to accumulate the total output size again
>> (which is not such a big deal, IMHO).
>
> Here's an alternative patch, which does exactly that.
> Phillip, what do you think?
>

From a quick look, it looks OK :-) I'm not ignoring this, but I'm trying to get a release of
the 4.0 tools finished ASAP (now 2.6.29 is out).

Phillip


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