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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH v2 15/26] block: Add bio_copy_data()



On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 05:09:45PM -0700, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 05:06:32PM -0700, Tejun Heo wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 05:22:26PM -0700, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> > > +void bio_copy_data(struct bio *dst, struct bio *src)
> > > +{
> > ...
> > > +		src_p = kmap_atomic(src_bv->bv_page);
> > > +		dst_p = kmap_atomic(dst_bv->bv_page);
> > > +
> > > +		memcpy(dst_p + dst_bv->bv_offset,
> > > +		       src_p + src_bv->bv_offset,
> > > +		       bytes);
> > > +
> > > +		kunmap_atomic(dst_p);
> > > +		kunmap_atomic(src_p);
> > 
> > Wrap these in preempt_disable/enable() to allow the function to be
> > called from any context?
> 
> I checked the implementation of kmap_atomic(), it already does
> preempt_disable() so it's safe in process context - if I understand
> correctly it needs local_irq_save()/restore() to be safe in any context
> and I figured calling this from irq context is not the norm so that
> should be the caller's responsibility.

Ooh, that means the patch I just sent Andrew about sg_mapping_iter is
still too strict.

Thanks.

-- 
tejun


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