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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH block#for-2.6.31] block: add request clone interface (v2)



On Thu, Jun 11 2009, Kiyoshi Ueda wrote:
> Hi Jens,
> 
> This patch adds the following 2 interfaces for request-stacking drivers:
> 
>   - blk_rq_prep_clone(struct request *clone, struct request *orig,
> 		      struct bio_set *bs, gfp_t gfp_mask,
> 		      int (*bio_ctr)(struct bio *, struct bio*, void *),
> 		      void *data)
>       * Clones bios in the original request to the clone request
>         (bio_ctr is called for each cloned bios.)
>       * Copies attributes of the original request to the clone request.
>         The actual data parts (e.g. ->cmd, ->buffer, ->sense) are not
>         copied.
> 
>   - blk_rq_unprep_clone(struct request *clone)
>       * Frees cloned bios from the clone request.
> 
> Request stacking drivers (e.g. request-based dm) need to make a clone
> request for a submitted request and dispatch it to other devices.
> 
> To allocate request for the clone, request stacking drivers may not
> be able to use blk_get_request() because the allocation may be done
> in an irq-disabled context.
> So blk_rq_prep_clone() takes a request allocated by the caller
> as an argument.
> 
> For each clone bio in the clone request, request stacking drivers
> should be able to set up their own completion handler.
> So blk_rq_prep_clone() takes a callback function which is called
> for each clone bio, and a pointer for private data which is passed
> to the callback.
> 
> NOTE:
> blk_rq_prep_clone() doesn't copy any actual data of the original
> request.  Pages are shared between original bios and cloned bios.
> So caller must not complete the original request before the clone
> request.

This looks good to me now, I've applied it.

-- 
Jens Axboe


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