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    SubjectRe: [BIO] request->flags ambiguity
    On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 12:48:22 +0200
    Jens Axboe <axboe@suse.de> wrote:
    -- snip --
    > > Is it ok to have a possibility of a request with conflicting
    > > meanings attached to it? For example REQ_CMD | REQ_PM_SHUTDOWN
    > > | REQ_SPECIAL.
    >
    > No of course not.
    -- snip --
    > > Shouldn`t it make more sense to separate request-type-indicator
    > > flags into a separate unambiguous type field, which would take
    > > one of the following values: - read/write request - sense query
    > > - power control - special request
    > >
    > > And not a currently possible combination of all of them, which
    > > seem to be the current situation.
    >
    > There has been talk of that before, search the archives.

    Umm, i`ve tried and failed, couldn`t you share some vague pointers about the topic
    or something?

    I`m sorry, but my curiosity prevailed over hesitation to bother you :-)
    >
    > --
    > Jens Axboe
    >
    >
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    regards, Samium Gromoff


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