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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] remove rw_page() from brd, pmem and btt
On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 09:44:04AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 09:42:06AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 31, 2017 at 04:36:47PM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
> > > Do you suggest define something special flag(e.g., SWP_INMEMORY)
> > > for in-memory swap to swap_info_struct when swapon time manually
> > > or from bdi_queue_someting automatically?
> > > And depending the flag of swap_info_struct, use the onstack bio
> > > instead of dynamic allocation if the swap device is in-memory?
> >
> > Currently swap always just does I/O on a single page as far
> > as I can tell, so it can always just use an on-stack bio and
> > biovec.
>
> That's for synchronous I/O, aka reads of course. For writes you'll
> need to do a dynamic allocation if they are asynchronous. But yes,
> if we want to force certain devices to be synchronous we'll need
> a flag for that.

Okay, I will look into that.
Thanks for the suggestion, Christoph.

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