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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-11-03 18:16:21 -0800
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-11-03 18:16:21 -0800
commit51bb296b09a83ee1aae025778db38f9d2cc7bb1a (patch)
tree739f445b953aa77e82a429fe3a939d0b4cb3d222 /fs
parentdc79d2f21a2dc19df26f0cb0b46be2d6241b627b (diff)
parent4b27e1bb442e964903f8a3fa6bdf33a602dc0941 (diff)
Merge branch 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-2.6-block
* 'for-linus' of git://git.kernel.dk/linux-2.6-block: cfq-iosched: limit coop preemption cfq-iosched: fix bad return value cfq_should_preempt() backing-dev: bdi sb prune should be in the unregister path, not destroy Fix bio_alloc() and bio_kmalloc() documentation bio_put(): add bio_clone() to the list of functions in the comment
Diffstat (limited to 'fs')
-rw-r--r--fs/bio.c28
1 files changed, 14 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/fs/bio.c b/fs/bio.c
index 402cb84a92a..12da5db8682 100644
--- a/fs/bio.c
+++ b/fs/bio.c
@@ -325,8 +325,16 @@ static void bio_fs_destructor(struct bio *bio)
* @gfp_mask: allocation mask to use
* @nr_iovecs: number of iovecs
*
- * Allocate a new bio with @nr_iovecs bvecs. If @gfp_mask
- * contains __GFP_WAIT, the allocation is guaranteed to succeed.
+ * bio_alloc will allocate a bio and associated bio_vec array that can hold
+ * at least @nr_iovecs entries. Allocations will be done from the
+ * fs_bio_set. Also see @bio_alloc_bioset and @bio_kmalloc.
+ *
+ * If %__GFP_WAIT is set, then bio_alloc will always be able to allocate
+ * a bio. This is due to the mempool guarantees. To make this work, callers
+ * must never allocate more than 1 bio at a time from this pool. Callers
+ * that need to allocate more than 1 bio must always submit the previously
+ * allocated bio for IO before attempting to allocate a new one. Failure to
+ * do so can cause livelocks under memory pressure.
*
* RETURNS:
* Pointer to new bio on success, NULL on failure.
@@ -350,21 +358,13 @@ static void bio_kmalloc_destructor(struct bio *bio)
}
/**
- * bio_alloc - allocate a bio for I/O
+ * bio_kmalloc - allocate a bio for I/O using kmalloc()
* @gfp_mask: the GFP_ mask given to the slab allocator
* @nr_iovecs: number of iovecs to pre-allocate
*
* Description:
- * bio_alloc will allocate a bio and associated bio_vec array that can hold
- * at least @nr_iovecs entries. Allocations will be done from the
- * fs_bio_set. Also see @bio_alloc_bioset.
- *
- * If %__GFP_WAIT is set, then bio_alloc will always be able to allocate
- * a bio. This is due to the mempool guarantees. To make this work, callers
- * must never allocate more than 1 bio at a time from this pool. Callers
- * that need to allocate more than 1 bio must always submit the previously
- * allocated bio for IO before attempting to allocate a new one. Failure to
- * do so can cause livelocks under memory pressure.
+ * Allocate a new bio with @nr_iovecs bvecs. If @gfp_mask contains
+ * %__GFP_WAIT, the allocation is guaranteed to succeed.
*
**/
struct bio *bio_kmalloc(gfp_t gfp_mask, int nr_iovecs)
@@ -407,7 +407,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(zero_fill_bio);
*
* Description:
* Put a reference to a &struct bio, either one you have gotten with
- * bio_alloc or bio_get. The last put of a bio will free it.
+ * bio_alloc, bio_get or bio_clone. The last put of a bio will free it.
**/
void bio_put(struct bio *bio)
{