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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] mg_disk: fix dependency on libata
Tejun Heo wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
>> 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.
> For two copies, copying seems to be the right way to go. For many
> more copies, making a library function is. Three is a difficult
> number. Maybe just make these inline functions for now?

<shrug> I'm just adding some data, I don't have a good suggestion :)

The functions do not change very often, so three copies is not
necessarily the end of the world.


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