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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] mg_disk: fix dependency on libata
Tejun Heo wrote:
> Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
>> Add local copies of ata_id_string() and ata_id_c_string() to mg_disk
>> so there is no need for the driver to depend on ATA and SCSI.
>>
>> Cc: unsik Kim <donari75@gmail.com>
>> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
>> Signed-off-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier@gmail.com>
>
> Ah.. right, that's a rather large dependency to pull in just for the
> string functions. Yeah, I think it would be better to keep local
> copy at elast for now.
>
> Acked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>

Actually... NVMHCI[1] uses the same style of id string extraction, even
though its command set is wholly new and unrelated to ATA. I copied
into drivers/block/nvmhci.c[2] id_string, id_c_string and another
useful, generic routine: ata_wait_register.

So, once nvmhci goes upstream, that will be a third copy... nvmhci
still has rough edges, but it's mainly waiting on hardware "it works"
verification at this point.
Jeff



[1] http://download.intel.com/standards/nvmhci/spec.pdf

[2] 'nvmhci' branch of
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/misc-2.6.git



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