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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/4]: sendfile: remove flags paramter of do_splice_direct()
On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 6:06 PM, Changli Gao <xiaosuo@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu> wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 May 2010, Changli Gao wrote:
>>> remove flags paramter of do_splice_direct().
>>>
>>> the flags parameter of do_splice_direct() doesn't mean non-block read of
>>> in file,
>>
>> Actually, it does.  Look at the SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK usage in
>> __generic_splice_file_read().
>>
>
> Oh, I checked the code again. You're right. However, why don't we
> check the flags of in file instead in __generic_file_splice_read()?
>

I am afraid that __generic_file_splice_read() should not use SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK.

Here is the comment from the commit 42324c62704365d6a3e89138dea55909d2f26afe :

<<EOF
Linus introduced SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK in commit
29e350944fdc2dfca102500790d8ad6d6ff4f69d
(splice: add SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK flag )

It doesn't make the splice itself necessarily nonblocking (because the
actual file descriptors that are spliced from/to may block unless they
have the O_NONBLOCK flag set), but it makes the splice pipe operations
nonblocking.

Linus intention was clear : let SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK control the splice
pipe mode only
EOF

And I have greped the whole code:

fs/splice.c: if (spd->flags & SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK) {
fs/splice.c: if (flags & SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK) {
fs/splice.c: if (sd->flags & SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK)
fs/splice.c: if (flags & SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK) {
fs/splice.c: if (flags & SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK) {
fs/splice.c: if (flags & SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK) {
fs/splice.c: if (!ret && ipipe->waiting_writers && (flags &
SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK))
fs/splice.c: * applicable one is SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK.
include/linux/splice.h:#define SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK (0x02) /* don't block
on the pipe splicing (but */
kernel/relay.c: if (flags & SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK)
kernel/trace/trace.c: if (flags & SPLICE_F_NONBLOCK)
besides the __generic_file_splice_read(), there are two users: relay
and trace. I believe they all misuse this flag.

--
Regards,
Changli Gao(xiaosuo@gmail.com)
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