On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:56:01AM -0600, Ross Zwisler wrote:
Dan Williams and Christoph Hellwig have recently expressed doubt
whether the rw_page() interface made sense for synchronous memory drivers
. It's unclear whether this interface has any performance benefit
for these drivers, but as we continue to fix bugs it is clear that it does
have a maintenance burden. This series removes the rw_page()
implementations in brd, pmem and btt to relieve this burden.
Why don't you measure whether it has performance benefits? I don't
understand why zram would see performance benefits and not other drivers.
If it's going to be removed, then the whole interface should be removed,
not just have the implementations removed from some drivers.