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SubjectRe: [git patches] xfs and block fixes for virtually indexed arches
On Fri, 18 Dec 2009 13:44:40 +1100
Dave Chinner <> wrote:

> > > So it sounds like we only need a blk_rq_map_vmalloc() using the same
> > > techniques as the patch set and we're good to go.
> >
> > I'm not sure about it.
> >
> > As I said before (when I was against this 'adding vmalloc support to
> > the block layer' stuff), are there potential users of this except for
> > XFS? Are there anyone who does such a thing now?
> As Christoph already mentioned, XFS is not passing the vmalloc'd
> range to the block layer

Oops, I should have said a vmalloc/vmap area.

> > This API might be useful for only journaling file systems using log
> > formats that need large contiguous buffer. Sound like only XFS?
> FWIW, mapped buffers larger than PAGE_SIZE are used for more than just log
> recovery in XFS. e.g. filesystems with directory block size larger
> than page size uses mapped buffers.

I see, thanks.

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