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SubjectRe: [PATCH] splice: allow direct splicing with chardevs
Hey again,

On Thu, May 26, 2022 at 11:19:46PM +0200, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> Hey Al,
>
> On 5/20/22, Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk> wrote:
> > On 5/20/22 3:57 AM, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> >> The original direct splicing mechanism from Jens required the input to
> >> be a regular file because it was avoiding the special socket case. It
> >> also recognized blkdevs as being close enough to a regular file. But it
> >> forgot about chardevs, which behave the same way and work fine here.
> >>
> >> This commit adds the missing S_ISCHR condition so that chardevs such as
> >> /dev/urandom can be directly spliced without strangely returning
> >> -EINVAL.
> >
> > Should be fine to turn this on for char devices:
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>
> >
>
> Was wondering if this would make 5.19. That'd be nice, as it's the
> release in which we switch to read_iter().

Just thought I should ping once more on this. Should probably be queued
up somewhat soon for 5.19 if it's to make 5.19, which I would really
appreciate.

Jason

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