[PATCH] change buffer_head.b_size to size_t
Badari Pulavarty [Sun, 26 Mar 2006 09:38:00 +0000 (01:38 -0800)]
Increase the size of the buffer_head b_size field (only) for 64 bit platforms.
Update some old and moldy comments in and around the structure as well.

The b_size increase allows us to perform larger mappings and allocations for
large I/O requests from userspace, which tie in with other changes allowing
the get_block_t() interface to map multiple blocks at once.

Signed-off-by: Nathan Scott <nathans@sgi.com>
Signed-off-by: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

fs/buffer.c
fs/ocfs2/journal.c
fs/reiserfs/prints.c
include/linux/buffer_head.h

index f25f580..e7a1461 100644 (file)
@@ -426,8 +426,10 @@ __find_get_block_slow(struct block_device *bdev, sector_t block)
        if (all_mapped) {
                printk("__find_get_block_slow() failed. "
                        "block=%llu, b_blocknr=%llu\n",
-                       (unsigned long long)block, (unsigned long long)bh->b_blocknr);
-               printk("b_state=0x%08lx, b_size=%u\n", bh->b_state, bh->b_size);
+                       (unsigned long long)block,
+                       (unsigned long long)bh->b_blocknr);
+               printk("b_state=0x%08lx, b_size=%zu\n",
+                       bh->b_state, bh->b_size);
                printk("device blocksize: %d\n", 1 << bd_inode->i_blkbits);
        }
 out_unlock:
index 9064192..6a610ae 100644 (file)
@@ -377,7 +377,7 @@ int ocfs2_journal_access(struct ocfs2_journal_handle *handle,
        BUG_ON(!bh);
        BUG_ON(!(handle->flags & OCFS2_HANDLE_STARTED));
 
-       mlog_entry("bh->b_blocknr=%llu, type=%d (\"%s\"), bh->b_size = %hu\n",
+       mlog_entry("bh->b_blocknr=%llu, type=%d (\"%s\"), bh->b_size = %zu\n",
                   (unsigned long long)bh->b_blocknr, type,
                   (type == OCFS2_JOURNAL_ACCESS_CREATE) ?
                   "OCFS2_JOURNAL_ACCESS_CREATE" :
index 78b4062..27bd3a1 100644 (file)
@@ -143,7 +143,7 @@ static void sprintf_buffer_head(char *buf, struct buffer_head *bh)
        char b[BDEVNAME_SIZE];
 
        sprintf(buf,
-               "dev %s, size %d, blocknr %llu, count %d, state 0x%lx, page %p, (%s, %s, %s)",
+               "dev %s, size %zd, blocknr %llu, count %d, state 0x%lx, page %p, (%s, %s, %s)",
                bdevname(bh->b_bdev, b), bh->b_size,
                (unsigned long long)bh->b_blocknr, atomic_read(&(bh->b_count)),
                bh->b_state, bh->b_page,
index da917ed..464f068 100644 (file)
@@ -46,25 +46,28 @@ struct address_space;
 typedef void (bh_end_io_t)(struct buffer_head *bh, int uptodate);
 
 /*
- * Keep related fields in common cachelines.  The most commonly accessed
- * field (b_state) goes at the start so the compiler does not generate
- * indexed addressing for it.
+ * Historically, a buffer_head was used to map a single block
+ * within a page, and of course as the unit of I/O through the
+ * filesystem and block layers.  Nowadays the basic I/O unit
+ * is the bio, and buffer_heads are used for extracting block
+ * mappings (via a get_block_t call), for tracking state within
+ * a page (via a page_mapping) and for wrapping bio submission
+ * for backward compatibility reasons (e.g. submit_bh).
  */
 struct buffer_head {
-       /* First cache line: */
        unsigned long b_state;          /* buffer state bitmap (see above) */
        struct buffer_head *b_this_page;/* circular list of page's buffers */
        struct page *b_page;            /* the page this bh is mapped to */
-       atomic_t b_count;               /* users using this block */
-       u32 b_size;                     /* block size */
 
-       sector_t b_blocknr;             /* block number */
-       char *b_data;                   /* pointer to data block */
+       sector_t b_blocknr;             /* start block number */
+       size_t b_size;                  /* size of mapping */
+       char *b_data;                   /* pointer to data within the page */
 
        struct block_device *b_bdev;
        bh_end_io_t *b_end_io;          /* I/O completion */
        void *b_private;                /* reserved for b_end_io */
        struct list_head b_assoc_buffers; /* associated with another mapping */
+       atomic_t b_count;               /* users using this buffer_head */
 };
 
 /*