On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Kouhei Kaigai <kai...@ak.jp.nec.com> wrote:
> I found one other, but tiny, problem to implement SSD-to-GPU direct
> data transfer feature under the PostgreSQL storage.
> Extension cannot know the raw file descriptor opened by smgr.
> I expect an extension issues an ioctl(2) on the special device file
> on behalf of the special kernel driver, to control the P2P DMA.
> This ioctl(2) will pack file descriptor of the DMA source and some
> various information (like base position, range, destination device
> pointer, ...).
> However, the raw file descriptor is wrapped in the fd.c, instead of
> the File handler, thus, not visible to extension. oops...
> The attached patch provides a way to obtain raw file descriptor (and
> relevant flags) of a particular File virtual file descriptor on
> PostgreSQL. (No need to say, extension has to treat the raw descriptor
> carefully not to give an adverse effect to the storage manager.)
> How about this tiny enhancement?

Why not FileDescriptor(), FileFlags(), FileMode() as separate
functions like FilePathName()?

Robert Haas
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