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SubjectRe: linux-next: manual merge of the block tree with the tree
On Thu, Nov 07, 2013 at 11:56:17PM -0800, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> So, I don't think the iov_iter stuff is the right approach for solving
> the loop issue; it's an ugly hack and after immutable biovecs we're
> pretty close to a better solution and some major cleanups too.

All the consumers aren't limited to a block-based filesystem backing,
including loop. So we need a file-ops based approach for in-kernel
dio/aio. If you have a counter proposal please at least describe it.

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