Re: [Kiobuf-io-devel] RFC: Kernel mechanism: Compound event wait /notify + callback chains

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 12:34:49 EST

> > I'm in the middle of some parts of it, and am actively soliciting
> > feedback on what cleanups are required.
> The real issue is that Linus dislikes the current kiobuf scheme.
> I do not like everything he proposes, but lots of things makes sense.

Linus basically designed the original kiobuf scheme of course so I guess
he's allowed to dislike it. Linus disliking something however doesn't mean
its wrong. Its not a technically valid basis for argument.

Linus list of reasons like the amount of state are more interesting

> > So, what are the benefits in the disk IO stack of adding length/offset
> > pairs to each page of the kiobuf?
> I don't see any real advantage for disk IO. The real advantage is that
> we can have a generic structure that is also usefull in e.g. networking
> and can lead to a unified IO buffering scheme (a little like IO-Lite).

Networking wants something lighter rather than heavier. Adding tons of
base/limit pairs to kiobufs makes it worse not better

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