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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] ide-tape: remove pipeline-specific code from idetape_add_chrdev_read_request()


On Wednesday 12 March 2008, Borislav Petkov wrote:


> > > the read request's buffer directly thru idetape_queue_rw_tail()
> > >
> > > 3. Do next request buffer allocation (tape->merge_stage)
> >
> > Isn't idetape_init_read() taking care of 3.?
> i wanted to have the whole handling at one place and let _init_read() only
> prepare the read. Now we don't allocate any new tape->merge_stage anymore,
> which is wrong. Originally, this happened in _init_read(), however, if we do
> idetape_queue_rw_tail(), we should alloc the new stage _after_ queueing the

The original driver doesn't do this - it just calls idetape_queue_rw_tail(),
could it be a bug in the original driver?

[ ditto for idetape_queue_rw_tail() for writes ]

> request, which means it cannot happen _init_read() now and should take place
> afterwards, i.e. as it was in the original patch, or?

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