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SubjectRe: [PATCH] SCSI, st: modify tape driver to allow writing immediate filemarks
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On Tue, 2012-02-07 at 17:07 -0800, Lee Duncan wrote:
> Add an st module option st_nowait_eof which defaults to 0. Setting this
> option to 1 tells the st driver not to wait when writing a filemark, which
> can result in much faster times on streaming tape drives.

trivial comments:

> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/st.c b/drivers/scsi/st.c
[]
> @@ -81,6 +81,7 @@ static int max_sg_segs;
> static int try_direct_io = TRY_DIRECT_IO;
> static int try_rdio = 1;
> static int try_wdio = 1;
> +static int st_nowait_eof = 0;

Could be bool.

> @@ -1106,6 +1109,11 @@ static int check_tape(struct scsi_tape *STp, struct file *filp)
> STp->drv_buffer));
> }
> STp->drv_write_prot = ((STp->buffer)->b_data[2] & 0x80) != 0;
> + if (!STp->drv_buffer && STp->immediate_filemark) {
> + printk(KERN_WARNING "%s: non-buffered tape: "
> + "disabling writing immediate filemarks", name);

Needs terminating "\n" and it's better to coalesce the
format and ignore 80 char lines to make arbitrary greps
a bit easier.

> diff --git a/drivers/scsi/st.h b/drivers/scsi/st.h
[]
> @@ -120,6 +120,7 @@ struct scsi_tape {
> unsigned char c_algo; /* compression algorithm */
> unsigned char pos_unknown; /* after reset position unknown */
> unsigned char sili; /* use SILI when reading in variable b mode */
> + unsigned char immediate_filemark; /* set immediate bit when writing filemark */

could be bool




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