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SubjectRe: Question about the ide related ioctl's BLK* in 2.5.7-pre1 kernel
Martin Dalecki wrote:

> Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>> Roberto Nibali wrote:
>>
>>> What for are BLKRAGET, BLKFRAGET and BLKSECTGET still needed?
>>
>>
>> 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.
>
>
> This is WRONG. What I did here was just removal of unused code.
> They got obsoleted by the BIO infrastructure changes.

Martin,

Did Andrew really deserve that?

Andrew's patch -implements- those ioctls.

Can our new IDE maintainer please have a little bit more patience and
respect to those who have been hacking the kernel actively for a while?
Andrew certainly has earned our respect... calling changes wrong
without reading them does not.

Jeff





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