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SubjectRe: [Kiobuf-io-devel] RFC: Kernel mechanism: Compound event wait /notify + callback chains
"Stephen C. Tweedie" wrote:
>
> The original multi-page buffers came from the map_user_kiobuf
> interface: they represented a user data buffer. I'm not wedded to
> that format --- we can happily replace it with a fine-grained sg list
>
Could you change that interface?

<<< from Linus mail:

struct buffer {
struct page *page;
u16 offset, length;
};

>>>>>>

/* returns the number of used buffers, or <0 on error */
int map_user_buffer(struct buffer *ba, int max_bcount,
void* addr, int len);
void unmap_buffer(struct buffer *ba, int bcount);

That's enough for the zero copy pipe code ;-)

Real hw drivers probably need a replacement for pci_map_single()
(pci_map_and_align_and_bounce_buffer_array())

The kiobuf structure could contain these 'struct buffer' instead of the
current 'struct page' pointers.

>
> In other words, even if we expand the kiobuf into a sg vector list,
> when it comes to merging requests in ll_rw_blk.c we still need to
> track the callbacks on each independent source kiobufs.
>
Probably.


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Manfred

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