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SubjectRe: [RFC: 2.6 patch] simplify drivers/md/md.c:update_size()
On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 07:36:35PM -0500, Doug Ledford wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-12-15 at 01:19 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > While looking at commit 8ddeeae51f2f197b4fafcba117ee8191b49d843e,
> > I got the impression that this commit couldn't fix anything, since the
> > "size" variable can't be changed before "fit" gets used.
> >
> > Is there any big thinko, or is the patch below that slightly simplifies
> > update_size() semantically equivalent to the current code?
> No, this patch is broken. Where it fails is specifically the case where
> you want to autofit the largest possible size, you have different size
> devices, and the first device is not the smallest. When you hit the
> first device, you will set size, then as you repeat the ITERATE_RDEV
> loop, when you hit the smaller device, size will be non-0 and you'll
> then trigger the later if and return -ENOSPC. In the case of autofit,
> you have to preserve the fit variable instead of looking at size so you
> know whether or not to modify the size when you hit a smaller device
> later in the list.

OK, sorry, I've got my thinko:

ITERATE_RDEV() is a loop.

That's what I missed.



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