On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 06:46:21PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote: > Actually.. > > I think we can kill this code entirely. If we look at what the > clustering setting is really about it is to avoid ever merging a > segement that spans a page boundary. And we should be able to do > that with something like this before your series: > > --- > From 0d46fa76c376493a74ea0dbe77305bd5fa2cf011 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 > From: Christoph Hellwig <h...@lst.de> > Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 18:39:47 +0100 > Subject: block: remove the "cluster" flag > > The cluster flag implements some very old SCSI behavior. As far as I > can tell the original intent was to enable or disable any kind of > segment merging. But the actually visible effect to the LLDD is that > it limits each segments to be inside a single page, which we can > also affect by setting the maximum segment size and the virt > boundary.
This approach is pretty good given we can do post-split during mapping sg. However, using virt boundary limit on non-cluster seems over-kill, because the bio will be over-split(each small bvec may be split as one bio) if it includes lots of small segment. What we want to do is just to avoid to merge bvecs to segment, which should have been done by NO_SG_MERGE simply. However, after multi-page is enabled, two adjacent bvecs won't be merged any more, I just forget to remove the bvec merge code in V11. So seems we can simply avoid to use virt boundary limit for non-cluster after multipage bvec is enabled? thanks, Ming