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Re: [linux-lvm] LVM2 modifies the buffer_head struct?



On Thu, Jul 04, 2002 at 02:46:20PM +1000, Neil Brown wrote:
> I think this can work sanely and is something I have considered for
> raid1-read and multipath in md.
> 
> struct privatebit {
>   bio_end_io_t  *oldend;
>   void          *oldprivate;
>   ...other...stuff;
> };
> 
> make_request(struct request_queue_t *q, struct buffer_head *bh, int rw)
> {
> 
>  struct privatebit *pb = kmalloc(...);
> 
>   pb->oldend = bh->b_end_io;
>   pb->oldprivate = bh->b_private;
>   bh->b_private = pb;
>   bh->b_end_io = my_end_handler;
> 
>   ..remap b_rdev, b_rsector ...
> 
>   generic_make_request(bh, rw);
> 
> }
> 
> Then my_end_handler have do some local cleanup,
> re-instate oldend and oldprivate, and pass the bh back up.
> For raid1/multipath it would arrange to resubmit the request if there
> as an error.
> 
> This stacks nicely and allows for the extra bit to be alloced to be
> minimal.

This is exactly what I'm doing in device-mapper :)

> Ofcourse this ceases to be an issue in 2.5 because the filesys uses 
> pages or buffer_heads and the device driver uses bios.

y, 2.5 is fine.

- Joe



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