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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
>> resurrects them.
> This is WRONG. What I did here was just removal of unused code.
> They got obsoleted by the BIO infrastructure changes.


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.


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