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SubjectRe: [PATCH] block: make sure FSEQ_DATA request has the same rq_disk as the original
Hi Tejun,

On 09/03/2010 06:33 PM +0900, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On 09/03/2010 07:47 AM, Kiyoshi Ueda wrote:
>> By the way, I had been considering a block-layer interface which remaps
>> struct request and its bios to a block device such as:
>> void blk_remap_request(struct request *rq, struct block_device *bdev)
>> {
>> rq->rq_disk = bdev->bd_disk;
>>
>> __rq_for_each_bio(bio, rq) {
>> bio->bi_bdev = bdev->bd_disk;
>> }
>> }
>>
>> If there is such an interface and remapping drivers use it, then these
>> kind of issues may be avoided in the future.
>
> I think the problem is more with request initialization. After all,
> once bios are packed into a request, they are (or at least should be)
> just data containers. We now have multiple request init paths in
> block layer and different ones initialize different subsets and it's
> not very clear which fields are supposed to be initialized to what by
> whom.
>
> But yeah I agree removing discrepancy between request and bio would be
> nice to have too. It's not really remapping tho. Maybe just
> blk_set_rq_q() or something like that (it should also set rq->q)?

Thank you for pointing it.
Yes, the interface should also set rq->q.

About the naming of the interface, blk_set_<something> sounds
reasonable to me.
But does blk_set_rq_q() take request and queue as arguments?
Then, I'm afraid we can't find bdev for bio from given queue.

Thanks,
Kiyoshi Ueda


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