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 <h...@lst.de> Reviewed-by: Omar Sandoval <osan...@fb.com> Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <ming....@redhat.com> --- Documentation/block/biovecs.txt | 25 +++++++++++++++++++++++++ 1 file changed, 25 insertions(+) diff --git a/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt b/Documentation/block/biovecs.txt index 25689584e6e0..ce6eccaf5df7 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_bvec() + rq_for_each_bvec() -- 2.9.5