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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ext4: Remove repeated test in ext4_file_read_iter.
On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 04:19:58PM +0800, Sean Fu wrote:
> generic_file_read_iter has done the count test.
> So ext4_file_read_iter don't need to test the count repeatedly.

Huh? You do realize that generic_file_read_iter() is not the
only variant possible there, right?

static ssize_t ext4_dax_read_iter(struct kiocb *iocb, struct iov_iter *to)
{
struct inode *inode = file_inode(iocb->ki_filp);
ssize_t ret;

if (!inode_trylock_shared(inode)) {
if (iocb->ki_flags & IOCB_NOWAIT)
return -EAGAIN;
inode_lock_shared(inode);
}

... and now IOCB_NOWAIT read with zero count can fail with -EAGAIN.

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