- int blk_rq_map_user_iov(struct request_queue * q, struct request * rq, struct rq_map_data * map_data, struct sg_iovec * iov, int iov_count, unsigned int len, gfp_t gfp_mask);
- request queue where request should be inserted
- request to map data to
- pointer to the rq_map_data holding pages (if necessary)
- pointer to the iovec
- number of elements in the iovec
- I/O byte count
- memory allocation flags
Data will be mapped directly for zero copy I/O, if possible. Otherwise a kernel bounce buffer is used.
A matching blk_rq_unmap_user must be issued at the end of I/O, while still in process context.
The mapped bio may need to be bounced through blk_queue_bounce before being submitted to the device, as pages mapped may be out of reach. It's the callers responsibility to make sure this happens. The original bio must be passed back in to blk_rq_unmap_user for proper unmapping.