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SubjectRe: [PATCH git latest] drivers/scsi: fixing wrong comment before new_buffer_tape()
>> Removing the wrong comment.
>> The lock is needed before calling new_tape_buffer(), at least in some cases.
>> So the comment above new_tape_buffer() is inconsistent with the code and
>> may mislead developers.
>> I simply removed the wrong comment, as I am not sure if the lock is required
>> in all situations. If so, we should add "Caller must hold os_scsi_tapes_lock".
>> Signed-off-by: Lin Tan <>
> Looks true to me for the current versions of the code. In fact it is only
> ever called from the initialisation function that I can see so chunks of
> the code could simply go away as well as bits of the comment. Ditto the
> one in drivers/scsi/st.c
> Acked-by: Alan Cox <>

I am sorry I didn't quite understand. You mean it is true that caller
must hold os_scsi_tapes_lock?

new_tape_buffer in drivers/scsi/st.c is called without the lock, but
the new_tape_buffer in drivers/scsi/osst.c
is called with the lock. Both comments says no lock is needed. Should
the two new_tap_buffer functions have similar usage?

BTW, I am on the mailing list now, so I no longer need to be
personally CC-ed. Thanks.


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