[PATCH v2 15/21] xen-blkfront: Make use of the new sg_map helper function

Logan Gunthorpe logang at deltatee.com
Thu Apr 27 23:03:45 UTC 2017

On 27/04/17 04:11 PM, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 03:53:37PM -0600, Logan Gunthorpe wrote:
> Well, that is in the current form, with more users it would make sense
> to optimize for the single page case, eg by providing the existing
> call, providing a faster single-page-only variant of the copy, perhaps
> even one that is inlined.

Ok, does it make sense then to have an sg_copy_page_to_buffer (or some
such... I'm having trouble thinking of a sane name that isn't too long).
That just does k(un)map_atomic and memcpy? I could try that if it makes
sense to people.

>> Switching the for_each_sg to sg_miter is probably the nicer solution as
>> it takes care of the mapping and the offset/length accounting for you
>> and will have similar performance.
> sg_miter will still fail when the sg contains __iomem, however I would
> expect that the sg_copy will work with iomem, by using the __iomem
> memcpy variant.

Yes, that's true. Any sg_miters that ever see iomem will need to be
converted to support it. This isn't much different than the other
kmap(sg_page()) users I was converting that will also fail if they see
iomem. Though, I suspect an sg_miter user would be easier to convert to
iomem than a random kmap user.


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