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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/9] move blk_iopoll to limit and make it generally available
On 11/17/2015 09:16 AM, Bart Van Assche wrote:
> On 11/13/2015 11:02 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 11:19:24AM -0800, Bart Van Assche wrote:
>>> On 11/13/2015 05:46 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>>> The new name is irq_poll as iopoll is already taken. Better suggestions
>>>> welcome.
>>> Would it be possible to provide more background information about this ?
>>> Which other kernel subsystem is using the name iopoll ?
>> Take a look at include/linux/iopoll.h - I can't reaplly make much sense
>> of it to be honest, but it's used in a quite a few places.
> How about renaming blk_iopoll into blk_poll ? That way the name still
> refers to the block layer. And although the current implementation
> performs polling from IRQ context future implementations maybe will
> allow polling from thread context.

(replying to my own e-mail)

Please ignore the previous comment - I just noticed that this mechanism
is not limited to block devices.


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