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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH 01/11] dm io: fix bi_max_vecs



On Wed, Nov 22 2006, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> From: Heinz Mauelshagen <hjm redhat com>
> 
> The existing code allocates an extra slot in bi_io_vec[] and uses it to
> store the region number.
> 
> This patch hides the extra slot from bio_add_page() so the region number
> can't get overwritten.
> 
> Also remove a hard-coded SECTOR_SHIFT and fix a typo in a comment.
>
> Index: linux-2.6.19-rc6/drivers/md/dm-io.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.19-rc6.orig/drivers/md/dm-io.c	2006-11-22 17:26:47.000000000 +0000
> +++ linux-2.6.19-rc6/drivers/md/dm-io.c	2006-11-22 17:26:53.000000000 +0000
> @@ -92,12 +92,12 @@ void dm_io_put(unsigned int num_pages)
>   *---------------------------------------------------------------*/
>  static inline void bio_set_region(struct bio *bio, unsigned region)
>  {
> -	bio->bi_io_vec[bio->bi_max_vecs - 1].bv_len = region;
> +	bio->bi_io_vec[bio->bi_max_vecs].bv_len = region;
>  }
>  

Ehm eww, that is really ugly code imo.

-- 
Jens Axboe


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