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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/7] ide: locking improvements
    On Wed, Oct 08 2008, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
    >
    > Locking improvements in preparation for replacing the global ide_lock
    > spinlock by per-hwgroup spinlocks [1].
    >
    > [1] patch (which is partially based on 2005 patch from Scalex86) for this
    > is also ready but it needs some more audit and testing
    >
    > diffstat:
    > drivers/ide/ide-cd.c | 38 ++++++-------
    > drivers/ide/ide-io.c | 129 ++++++++++++++++++++---------------------------
    > drivers/ide/ide-ioctls.c | 3 -
    > drivers/ide/ide-lib.c | 7 --
    > drivers/ide/ide-proc.c | 25 +--------
    > drivers/ide/ide.c | 7 --
    > 6 files changed, 80 insertions(+), 129 deletions(-)

    Sorry, but I just have to ask 'why'? IDE is seeing a whole lot of churn
    for something that should essentially be a stable code base in
    maintenance mode, and now scalability improvements?

    Just doesn't make ANY sense to me, sorry. We may end up with a cleaner
    code base, but likely also a buggier one. It's not like hardware
    coverage testing is all that great, considering some of the ancient
    stuff it supports :-)

    --
    Jens Axboe



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