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From: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
To: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Pavel Begunkov <asml.silence@gmail.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [git pull] iov_iter fixes
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 09:36:06 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <565e8aa7-27e7-4c3c-1a84-4181194c74d8@kernel.dk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YTt6l9gDX+kXwtBW@zeniv-ca.linux.org.uk>

On 9/10/21 9:32 AM, Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2021 at 09:08:02AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> 
>>> You actually can cut it down even more - nr_segs + iov remains constant
>>> all along, so you could get away with just 3 words here...  I would be
>>
>> Mmm, the iov pointer remains constant? Maybe I'm missing your point, but
>> the various advance functions are quite happy to increment iter->iov or
>> iter->bvec, so we need to restore them. From a quick look, looks like
>> iter->nr_segs is modified for advancing too.
>>
>> What am I missing?
> 
> i->iov + i->nr_segs does not change - the places incrementing the former
> will decrement the latter by the same amount.  So it's enough to store
> either of those - the other one can be recovered by subtracting the
> saved value from the current i->iov + i->nr_segs.

Ahh, clever. Yes that should work just fine. Let me test that and send
out a proposal. Thanks Al.

-- 
Jens Axboe


  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-10 15:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-09  4:22 [git pull] iov_iter fixes Al Viro
2021-09-09 19:37 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-09 21:19   ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-09 21:39     ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-09 21:56       ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-09 22:21         ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-09 22:56           ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-10  1:35             ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10  2:43               ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10  2:48               ` Al Viro
2021-09-10  3:06                 ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10  3:15                   ` Al Viro
2021-09-10  3:23                     ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10  3:24                     ` Al Viro
2021-09-10  3:28                       ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-13 15:29                 ` David Laight
2021-09-09 21:42     ` Dave Chinner
2021-09-10  2:57     ` Al Viro
2021-09-10  3:05       ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10  3:11         ` Al Viro
2021-09-10  3:22           ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10  3:27             ` Al Viro
2021-09-10  3:30               ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10  3:36                 ` Al Viro
2021-09-10 13:57                   ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10 14:42                     ` Al Viro
2021-09-10 15:08                       ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10 15:32                         ` Al Viro
2021-09-10 15:36                           ` Jens Axboe [this message]
2021-09-10 15:04                     ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10 16:06                       ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10 16:44                         ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-10 16:56                         ` Al Viro
2021-09-10 16:58                           ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-10 17:26                             ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10 17:31                               ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-10 17:32                                 ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10 18:48                                 ` Al Viro
2021-09-10 19:04                                   ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-10 19:10                                     ` Linus Torvalds
2021-09-10 19:10                                   ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-10 17:04                           ` Jens Axboe
2021-09-09 22:54   ` Pavel Begunkov
2021-09-09 22:57     ` Pavel Begunkov
2021-09-09 23:14   ` Pavel Begunkov
2021-09-09 20:03 ` pr-tracker-bot

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