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Christoph Hellwig <> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 01:57:09AM +0200, Peter Osterlund wrote:
> > That can actually be avoided by letting the packet driver itself keep
> > track of how many unfinished bios there are in the CD request queue.
> > This is straightforward to implement. The only small complication is
> > that incoming read requests need to be cloned so that the packet
> > driver can use a private bi_end_io function.
> Neat, this looks pretty good. Other comments on the pkt driver (not related
> to this patch):
> in the blockdev ->open/->release->ioctl you can get your private data
> from inode->i_bdev->bd_disk->private_data instead of doing the lookup.

The release/ioctl functions should be no problems to convert, but how
do I prevent pkt_open() and pkt_remove_dev() from racing against each
other with your suggestion? Currently this is handled by the ctl_mutex
and the fact that pkt_find_dev_from_minor() returns NULL if the packet
device has gone away.

Peter Osterlund -
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