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authorKent Overstreet <koverstreet@google.com>2012-09-06 15:35:00 -0700
committerJens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>2012-09-09 10:35:39 +0200
commit4254bba17d92d53822a56ebc2a0c1eb7e2a71155 (patch)
tree77668d39949a0751c5e9ef8d0fb47b96392e84e5 /Documentation/block
parentccc5c9ca6aac08218b1ba52afd07a1a9864c8c5d (diff)
block: Kill bi_destructor
Now that we've got generic code for freeing bios allocated from bio pools, this isn't needed anymore. This patch also makes bio_free() static, since without bi_destructor there should be no need for it to be called anywhere else. bio_free() is now only called from bio_put, so we can refactor those a bit - move some code from bio_put() to bio_free() and kill the redundant bio->bi_next = NULL. v5: Switch to BIO_KMALLOC_POOL ((void *)~0), per Boaz v6: BIO_KMALLOC_POOL now NULL, drop bio_free's EXPORT_SYMBOL v7: No #define BIO_KMALLOC_POOL anymore Signed-off-by: Kent Overstreet <koverstreet@google.com> CC: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
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1 files changed, 0 insertions, 5 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/block/biodoc.txt b/Documentation/block/biodoc.txt
index e418dc0a7086..8df5e8e6dceb 100644
--- a/Documentation/block/biodoc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/block/biodoc.txt
@@ -465,7 +465,6 @@ struct bio {
bio_end_io_t *bi_end_io; /* bi_end_io (bio) */
atomic_t bi_cnt; /* pin count: free when it hits zero */
void *bi_private;
- bio_destructor_t *bi_destructor; /* bi_destructor (bio) */
With this multipage bio design:
@@ -647,10 +646,6 @@ for a non-clone bio. There are the 6 pools setup for different size biovecs,
so bio_alloc(gfp_mask, nr_iovecs) will allocate a vec_list of the
given size from these slabs.
-The bi_destructor() routine takes into account the possibility of the bio
-having originated from a different source (see later discussions on
-n/w to block transfers and kvec_cb)
The bio_get() routine may be used to hold an extra reference on a bio prior
to i/o submission, if the bio fields are likely to be accessed after the
i/o is issued (since the bio may otherwise get freed in case i/o completion