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SubjectRe: 2.6.6-mm5
On Sat, May 22 2004, hch@infradead.org wrote:
> > +disk-barrier-core.patch
> > +disk-barrier-core-tweaks.patch
> > +disk-barrier-ide.patch
> > +disk-barrier-ide-symbol-expoprt.patch
> > +disk-barrier-ide-warning-fix.patch
> > +disk-barrier-scsi.patch
> >
> > Support for IDE and SCSI barriers
> >
> > +disk-barrier-dm.patch
> > +disk-barrier-md.patch
> >
> > Via device mapper and raid as well.
>
> Some comments on the API and the SCSI part:
>
> - issue_flush_fn prototype choice is bad, the request_queue_t argument
> wile always be disk->queue so it's not needed and only causes
> confusion.

Agree, it's mutated into place which is probably the reason for the
dupe.

> - issue_flush sounds a little strange to me, what about cache_flush
> or sync_cache instead?

Fine with me, I'm notoriously bad at naming.

> - scsi_drive.issue_flush should take a scsi_device * as first parameter,
> not struct device * - makes life for bother caller and callee easier.
> - should probably add a small helper to get the scsi_driver from the
> gendisk instead of duplicating the code, ala:
>
> static inline struct scsi_driver *scsi_disk_driver(struct gendisk *disk)
> {
> return *(struct scsi_driver **) disk->private_data;
> }

Fine too.

> - the WCE check should move into sd_sync_cache

Ditto

> - NULL scsi_disk can't happen for sd_issue_flush, no need to check,
> and thus the disctinction of sd_issue_flush vs sd_sync_cache can
> go and sd_shutdown can simply call the cache flush method.

Neat, thanks.

Thanks for the review Christoph!

--
Jens Axboe

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