[V14,16/18] block: document usage of bio iterator helpers
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Message ID 20190121081805.32727-17-ming.lei@redhat.com
State New
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  • block: support multi-page bvec
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Ming Lei Jan. 21, 2019, 8:18 a.m. UTC
Now multi-page bvec is supported, some helpers may return page by
page, meantime some may return segment by segment, this patch
documents the usage.

Reviewed-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Reviewed-by: Omar Sandoval <osandov@fb.com>
Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <ming.lei@redhat.com>
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 Documentation/block/biovecs.txt | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++
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diff --git a/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt b/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt
index 25689584e6e0..4a466bcb9611 100644
--- a/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt
+++ b/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt
@@ -117,3 +117,28 @@  Other implications:
    size limitations and the limitations of the underlying devices. Thus
    there's no need to define ->merge_bvec_fn() callbacks for individual block
    drivers.
+
+Usage of helpers:
+=================
+
+* The following helpers whose names have the suffix of "_all" can only be used
+on non-BIO_CLONED bio. They are usually used by filesystem code. Drivers
+shouldn't use them because the bio may have been split before it reached the
+driver.
+
+	bio_for_each_segment_all()
+	bio_first_bvec_all()
+	bio_first_page_all()
+	bio_last_bvec_all()
+
+* The following helpers iterate over single-page segment. The passed 'struct
+bio_vec' will contain a single-page IO vector during the iteration
+
+	bio_for_each_segment()
+	bio_for_each_segment_all()
+
+* The following helpers iterate over multi-page bvec. The passed 'struct
+bio_vec' will contain a multi-page IO vector during the iteration
+
+	bio_for_each_mp_bvec()
+	rq_for_each_mp_bvec()