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[dm-devel] [PATCH v9 6/9] block: Add bio_reset()

Reusing bios is something that's been highly frowned upon in the past,
but driver code keeps doing it anyways. If it's going to happen anyways,
we should provide a generic method.

This'll help with getting rid of bi_destructor - drivers/block/pktcdvd.c
was open coding it, by doing a bio_init() and resetting bi_destructor.

This required reordering struct bio, but the block layer is not yet
nearly fast enough for any cacheline effects to matter here.

v5: Add a define BIO_RESET_BITS, to be very explicit about what parts of
bio->bi_flags are saved.
v6: Further commenting verbosity, per Tejun
v9: Add a function comment

Signed-off-by: Kent Overstreet <koverstreet google com>
CC: Jens Axboe <axboe kernel dk>
Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj kernel org>
 fs/bio.c | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/bio.c b/fs/bio.c
index 208141f..74ab3f0 100644
--- a/fs/bio.c
+++ b/fs/bio.c
@@ -277,6 +277,30 @@ void bio_reset(struct bio *bio)
+ * bio_reset - reinitialize a bio
+ * @bio:	bio to reset
+ *
+ * Description:
+ *   After calling bio_reset(), @bio will be in the same state as a freshly
+ *   allocated bio returned bio bio_alloc_bioset() - the only fields that are
+ *   preserved are the ones that are initialized by bio_alloc_bioset(). See
+ *   comment in struct bio.
+ */
+void bio_reset(struct bio *bio)
+	unsigned long flags = bio->bi_flags & (~0UL << BIO_RESET_BITS);
+	if (bio_integrity(bio))
+		bio_integrity_free(bio, bio->bi_pool);
+	bio_disassociate_task(bio);
+	memset(bio, 0, BIO_RESET_BYTES);
+	bio->bi_flags = flags|(1 << BIO_UPTODATE);
  * bio_alloc_bioset - allocate a bio for I/O
  * @gfp_mask:   the GFP_ mask given to the slab allocator
  * @nr_iovecs:	number of iovecs to pre-allocate

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