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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fix rq->flags use in ide-tape.c
On Wed, Nov 05 2003, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 of November 2003 09:40, Jens Axboe wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 04 2003, Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
> > > ChangeSet 1.1413, 2003/11/04 08:01:30-08:00,
> > > B.Zolnierkiewicz@elka.pw.edu.pl
> > >
> > > [PATCH] fix rq->flags use in ide-tape.c
> > >
> > > Noticed by Stuart_Hayes@Dell.com:
> >
> > Guys, this is _way_ ugly. We definitely dont need more crap in ->flags
> > for private driver use, stuff them somewhere else in the rq. rq->cmd[0]
> > usage would be a whole lot better. This patch should never have been
> > merged. If each and every driver needs 5 private bits in ->flags,
> > well...
>
> Yeah, it is ugly. Using rq->cmd is also ugly as it hides the problem in
> ide-tape.c, but if you prefer this way I can clean it up. I just wanted
> minimal changes to ide-tape.c to make it working.

Well using ->cmd is acceptable. Adding these 5 bits for ide-tape is, on
the other hand, completely and utterly unacceptable. So I'd greatly
prefer it that way :)

> > Was this even posted on linux-kernel for review?
>
> Yes.

Ok missed it then.

--
Jens Axboe

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