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SubjectRe: [Xen-devel] Re: [PATCH] xen block backend driver.
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On Thu, 2011-05-12 at 22:01 +0100, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 04:02:12PM +0100, Ian Campbell wrote:
> > On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 19:11 +0100, Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk wrote:
> > > This is the host side counterpart to the frontend driver
> > > in drivers/block/xen-blkfront.c. The PV protocol is also implemented by
> > > frontend drivers in other OSes too, such as the BSDs and even Windows.
> > >
> > > The patch is based on the driver from the xen.git pvops kernel tree but
> > > has been put through the checkpatch.pl wringer plus several manual
> > > cleanup passes. It has also been moved from drivers/xen/blkback to
> > > drivers/block/xen-blback.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
> >
> > Reviewed-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@citrix.com>
> >
> > Not much to say below, mostly minor nits really.
>
> Thanks for reviewing it. I believe I've taken all your apt comments
> in consideration. Will post the v3.2 shortly.
>
> > > +/*
> > > + * Function to copy the from the ring buffer the 'struct blkif_request'
> >
> > Is the blkif namespace fair game? (I was asked to change netif is all)
>
> It is shared with the frontend driver. I can definitly change it
> but was thinking to do it once it is in the tree - that way it can
> be one patch for both of them without having to worry about carrying
> two branches for blkfront.

Sounds reasonable to me!

Ian.




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