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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] IDE update for 2.6.7-rc3 [11/12]
    On Fri, Jun 11 2004, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
    > [PATCH] ide: kill task_[un]map_rq()
    > PIO handlers under CONFIG_IDE_TASKFILE_IO=n are never used for bio
    > based requests (rq->bio is always NULL) so we can use rq->buffer
    > directly instead of calling ide_[un]map_buffer().

    Not so sure if it's ever used for something requiring performance, and
    even if it isn't then it may still be worth it to keep the mapping and
    instead fix the task setup to map in user data with blk_rq_map_user() by
    fixing up ide_taskfile_ioctl().

    It would make HDIO_DRIVE_TASKFILE a whole lot nicer.

    Jens Axboe

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