bio_iov_iter_get_pages() used unused bvec spaces for
storing page pointer array temporarily, and this patch
comments on this usage wrt. multipage bvec support.
Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <ming....@redhat.com>
block/bio.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
diff --git a/block/bio.c b/block/bio.c
index 826b5d173416..28697e3c8ce3 100644
@@ -875,6 +875,10 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(bio_add_page);
* Pins as many pages from *iter and appends them to @bio's bvec array. The
* pages will have to be released using put_page() when done.
+ * The hacking way of using bvec table as page pointer array is safe
+ * even after multipage bvec is introduced because that space can be
+ * thought as unused by bio_add_page().
int bio_iov_iter_get_pages(struct bio *bio, struct iov_iter *iter)