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SubjectRe: Question about the ide related ioctl's BLK* in 2.5.7-pre1 kernel
Roberto Nibali wrote:
>
> > They got collaterally damaged in the IDE "cleanup". The patch at
> > http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/2.5/2.5.6/dallocbase-10-readahead.patch
> > resurrects them.
>
> Oh, I see. I've missed that patch of yours. I certainly enjoyed (maybe
> much to your grief) the comments in the code :).

hmm. I'd better go back and check them then ;)

> Is GFP_READAHEAD still a wish or did you drop that idea?

Dropped. Bad idea. If we have to do I/O to gather the readahead pages
then so be it. That I/O will cluster well, as will the subsequent readahead,
which is better than giving up on the readahead.

> AFAICS you only
> addressed the i386 arch with that patch, do you want the specific arch
> maintainers to clean up their part when your patch is finished?

? There's nothing arch-specific in any of this...

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