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SubjectRe: [PATCH block#for-2.6.31 2/3] block: set rq->resid_len to blk_rq_bytes() on issue
On Sat, 16 May 2009 07:14:44 +0900, Tejun Heo <> wrote:

> So, I could have written
> if (cmd->act_len >= rq->resid_len)
> rq->resid_len = 0;
> else
> rq->resid_len -= cmd->act_len
> Instead I wrote
> rq->resid_len -= min(cmd->act_len, rq->resid_len);
> It's just capping the amount to be subtracted so that resid_len
> doesn't underflow. What is so wrong or bad style about that?

Curse of the gifted, I guess. To use a subtraction instead of zero
this way looks like a pointless, even mischievous obfuscation to me.

Also, we probably want a stack_dump or a printk when actual length
exceeds the requested length, don't we? If it ever happens, we
might be overwriting some I/O buffer somewhere.

-- Pete

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