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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 00/17] block: Convert .bdrv_read/write to .bd

From: Kevin Wolf
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH v2 00/17] block: Convert .bdrv_read/write to .bdrv_preadv/pwritev
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:57:54 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Am 28.04.2016 um 15:16 hat Kevin Wolf geschrieben:
> This series introduces a new BlockDriver interface, which will hopefully be 
> the
> final one, or at least good enough for another few years: 
> .bdrv_preadv/pwritev.
> It is based on coroutines, vectored, has flags and uses a byte granularity.
> This is now the preferred interface for new drivers.
> All drivers still using the legacy interface .bdrv_read/write are converted to
> the new interface and the emulation code we had for the old interface is
> removed. Most of the drivers become zero-copy with these patches as they are
> vectored now; only vvfat continues to allocate a bounce buffer.
> The less obscure formats (vmdk, vdi, vpc) also natively support byte-aligned
> requests now. The block layer is still enforcing a minimal alignment of 512, 
> so
> this isn't actually used yet, but in a next step, we can lift this restriction
> for drivers that implement .bdrv_preadv/pwritev.

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