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From: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
To: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	Dave Wysochanski <dwysocha@redhat.com>,
	Marc Dionne <marc.dionne@auristor.com>,
	"Matthew Wilcox (Oracle)" <willy@infradead.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, linux-cachefs@redhat.com,
	linux-afs@lists.infradead.org, linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-cifs@vger.kernel.org, ceph-devel@vger.kernel.org,
	v9fs-developer@lists.sourceforge.net,
	Trond Myklebust <trond.myklebust@hammerspace.com>,
	Anna Schumaker <anna.schumaker@netapp.com>,
	Steve French <sfrench@samba.org>,
	Dominique Martinet <asmadeus@codewreck.org>,
	Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 01/31] iov_iter: Add ITER_XARRAY
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 19:52:49 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YIcaESRqrBRqD/EQ@zeniv-ca.linux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3651951.1619465011@warthog.procyon.org.uk>

On Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 08:23:31PM +0100, David Howells wrote:

> I really need to defer this question to Willy, but as I understand it,
> xas_retry() only restarts the current iteration.  Referring to the comment on
> xas_reset():
> 
>  * Resets the error or walk state of the @xas so future walks of the
>  * array will start from the root.  Use this if you have dropped the
>  * xarray lock and want to reuse the xa_state.
> 
> I think that the walk returns to the bottom of the tree and whilst xarray
> presents an interface that appears to be a contiguous array, it's actually a
> tree internally - and 'root' is the root of the tree, not the head of the
> array.
> 
> Basically, I think it throws away its cached iteration state - which might
> have been modified - and rewalks the tree to get back to the same index.

From RTFS(lib/xarray.c) that looks right.  Nevermind the question, then...

Anyway, 

Reviewed-by: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>

on the xarray-related bits (this patch + followups)

  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-26 19:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 58+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-23 13:27 [PATCH v7 00/31] Network fs helper library & fscache kiocb API David Howells
2021-04-23 13:28 ` [PATCH v7 01/31] iov_iter: Add ITER_XARRAY David Howells
2021-04-23 14:06   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-23 14:33   ` David Howells
2021-04-25 13:14   ` Al Viro
2021-04-25 13:58   ` David Howells
2021-04-25 14:16     ` Al Viro
2021-04-26 18:54   ` Al Viro
2021-04-26 19:15     ` Jeff Layton
2021-04-26 19:15       ` Jeff Layton
2021-04-26 19:23   ` David Howells
2021-04-26 19:52     ` Al Viro [this message]
2021-04-23 13:28 ` [PATCH v7 02/31] mm: Add set/end/wait functions for PG_private_2 David Howells
2021-04-23 13:28 ` [PATCH v7 03/31] mm/filemap: Pass the file_ra_state in the ractl David Howells
2021-04-23 13:28 ` [PATCH v7 04/31] fs: Document file_ra_state David Howells
2021-04-23 13:28 ` [PATCH v7 05/31] mm/readahead: Handle ractl nr_pages being modified David Howells
2021-04-23 13:29 ` [PATCH v7 06/31] mm: Implement readahead_control pageset expansion David Howells
2021-04-23 13:29 ` [PATCH v7 07/31] netfs: Make a netfs helper module David Howells
2021-04-29  8:04   ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-04-29  8:04     ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-04-29  8:41   ` David Howells
2021-04-29  8:43     ` Dominique Martinet
2021-04-23 13:29 ` [PATCH v7 08/31] netfs: Documentation for helper library David Howells
2021-04-23 13:29 ` [PATCH v7 09/31] netfs, mm: Move PG_fscache helper funcs to linux/netfs.h David Howells
2021-04-23 13:29 ` [PATCH v7 10/31] netfs, mm: Add set/end/wait_on_page_fscache() aliases David Howells
2021-04-23 13:30 ` [PATCH v7 11/31] netfs: Provide readahead and readpage netfs helpers David Howells
2021-04-23 13:30 ` [PATCH v7 12/31] netfs: Add tracepoints David Howells
2021-04-23 13:30 ` [PATCH v7 13/31] netfs: Gather stats David Howells
2021-04-23 13:30 ` [PATCH v7 14/31] netfs: Add write_begin helper David Howells
2021-04-23 13:31 ` [PATCH v7 15/31] netfs: Define an interface to talk to a cache David Howells
2021-04-23 13:31 ` [PATCH v7 16/31] netfs: Add a tracepoint to log failures that would be otherwise unseen David Howells
2021-04-23 13:31 ` [PATCH v7 17/31] fscache, cachefiles: Add alternate API to use kiocb for read/write to cache David Howells
2021-04-23 13:32 ` [PATCH v7 18/31] afs: Disable use of the fscache I/O routines David Howells
2021-04-23 13:32 ` [PATCH v7 19/31] afs: Pass page into dirty region helpers to provide THP size David Howells
2021-04-23 13:32 ` [PATCH v7 20/31] afs: Print the operation debug_id when logging an unexpected data version David Howells
2021-04-23 13:32 ` [PATCH v7 21/31] afs: Move key to afs_read struct David Howells
2021-04-23 13:33 ` [PATCH v7 22/31] afs: Don't truncate iter during data fetch David Howells
2021-04-23 13:33 ` [PATCH v7 23/31] afs: Log remote unmarshalling errors David Howells
2021-04-23 13:33 ` [PATCH v7 24/31] afs: Set up the iov_iter before calling afs_extract_data() David Howells
2021-04-23 13:33 ` [PATCH v7 25/31] afs: Use ITER_XARRAY for writing David Howells
2021-04-23 13:33 ` [PATCH v7 26/31] afs: Wait on PG_fscache before modifying/releasing a page David Howells
2021-04-23 13:34 ` [PATCH v7 27/31] afs: Extract writeback extension into its own function David Howells
2021-04-23 13:34 ` [PATCH v7 28/31] afs: Prepare for use of THPs David Howells
2021-04-23 13:34 ` [PATCH v7 29/31] afs: Use the fs operation ops to handle FetchData completion David Howells
2021-04-23 13:34 ` [PATCH v7 30/31] afs: Use new netfs lib read helper API David Howells
2021-04-23 13:34 ` [PATCH v7 31/31] afs: Use the netfs_write_begin() helper David Howells
2021-04-25 23:14 ` [PATCH] iov_iter: Four fixes for ITER_XARRAY David Howells
2021-04-26 17:14   ` Al Viro
2021-04-26 19:02   ` Jeff Layton
2021-04-26 19:02     ` Jeff Layton
2021-04-26 21:38   ` David Wysochanski
2021-04-26 21:38     ` David Wysochanski
2021-04-26 21:06 ` [PATCH] netfs: Miscellaneous fixes David Howells
2021-04-26 21:09   ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-26 21:20   ` [PATCH v2] " David Howells
2021-04-26 22:06     ` Matthew Wilcox
2021-04-26 22:17     ` Jeff Layton
2021-04-26 22:17       ` Jeff Layton

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