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

From: Steve Lord (
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 15:56:47 EST

> In article <> you wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 05:34:49PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > In the disk IO case, you basically don't get that (the only thing
> > which comes close is raid5 parity blocks). The data which the user
> > started with is the data sent out on the wire. You do get some
> > interesting cases such as soft raid and LVM, or even in the scsi stack
> > if you run out of mailbox space, where you need to send only a
> > sub-chunk of the input buffer.
> Though your describption is right, I don't think the case is very common:
> Sometimes in LVM on a pv boundary and maybe sometimes in the scsi code.

And if you are writing to a striped volume via a filesystem which can do
it's own I/O clustering, e.g. I throw 500 pages at LVM in one go and LVM
is striped on 64K boundaries.


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