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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Add support to map multiple blocks in get_block() and remove get_blocks()
    On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 16:02 -0800, Badari Pulavarty wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Following patches add support to map multiple blocks in ->get_block().
    > This is will allow us to handle mapping of multiple disk blocks for
    > mpage_readpages() and mpage_writepages() etc. Instead of adding new
    > argument, I use "b_size" to indicate the amount of disk mapping needed
    > for get_block().
    > Now that get_block() can handle multiple blocks, there is no need
    > for ->get_blocks() which was added for DIO. Second patch removes
    > them.
    > [PATCH 1/2] map multiple blocks in get_block() for mpage_readpages()
    > [PATCH 2/2] remove ->get_blocks() support
    > Andrew, Please let me know if you want to pick these up into -mm
    > tree, since they need to be integrated with Mingming's ext3 multiblock
    > support.

    Hi Badari,

    Patch looks good. Did you get a chance to combine your patches with the
    ext3 multiple blocks map/allocation patches, and run some simple
    buffered-IO read tests? It would be nice to see if there is any
    performance or cpu-usage gain (or regression).


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