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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/24] ide-tape: remove pipeline-specific code from idetape_add_chrdev_write_request
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On Saturday 01 March 2008, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> Instead of plugging the request into the pipeline, queue it straight on the
> device's request queue through idetape_queue_rw_tail().
>
> Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <petkovbb@gmail.com>
> ---
> drivers/ide/ide-tape.c | 81 ++---------------------------------------------
> 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 77 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/ide/ide-tape.c b/drivers/ide/ide-tape.c
> index 792c76e..abf3efa 100644
> --- a/drivers/ide/ide-tape.c
> +++ b/drivers/ide/ide-tape.c
> @@ -2123,12 +2123,6 @@ static int idetape_queue_rw_tail(ide_drive_t *drive, int cmd, int blocks,
>
> debug_log(DBG_SENSE, "%s: cmd=%d\n", __func__, cmd);
>
> - if (test_bit(IDETAPE_FLAG_PIPELINE_ACTIVE, &tape->flags)) {
> - printk(KERN_ERR "ide-tape: bug: the pipeline is active in %s\n",
> - __func__);
> - return (0);
> - }
> -
> idetape_init_rq(&rq, cmd);
> rq.rq_disk = tape->disk;
> rq.special = (void *)bh;
> @@ -2140,10 +2134,9 @@ static int idetape_queue_rw_tail(ide_drive_t *drive, int cmd, int blocks,
> if ((cmd & (REQ_IDETAPE_READ | REQ_IDETAPE_WRITE)) == 0)
> return 0;
>
> - if (tape->merge_stage)
> - idetape_init_merge_stage(tape);
> if (rq.errors == IDETAPE_ERROR_GENERAL)
> return -EIO;
> +
> return (tape->blk_size * (blocks-rq.current_nr_sectors));
> }

These two changes to idetape_queue_rw_tail() don't look correct
as the pipeline mode is still used by read requests.

> @@ -2210,81 +2203,15 @@ static void idetape_wait_first_stage(ide_drive_t *drive)
> spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tape->lock, flags);
> }
>
> -/*
> - * Try to add a character device originated write request to our pipeline. In
> - * case we don't succeed, we revert to non-pipelined operation mode for this
> - * request. In order to accomplish that, we
> - *
> - * 1. Try to allocate a new pipeline stage.
> - * 2. If we can't, wait for more and more requests to be serviced and try again
> - * each time.
> - * 3. If we still can't allocate a stage, fallback to non-pipelined operation
> - * mode for this request.
> - */
> +/* Queue up a character device originated write request. */
> static int idetape_add_chrdev_write_request(ide_drive_t *drive, int blocks)
> {
> idetape_tape_t *tape = drive->driver_data;
> - idetape_stage_t *new_stage;
> - unsigned long flags;
> - struct request *rq;
>
> debug_log(DBG_CHRDEV, "Enter %s\n", __func__);
>
> - /* Attempt to allocate a new stage. Beware possible race conditions. */
> - while ((new_stage = idetape_kmalloc_stage(tape)) == NULL) {
> - spin_lock_irqsave(&tape->lock, flags);
> - if (test_bit(IDETAPE_FLAG_PIPELINE_ACTIVE, &tape->flags)) {
> - idetape_wait_for_request(drive, tape->active_data_rq);
> - spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tape->lock, flags);
> - } else {
> - spin_unlock_irqrestore(&tape->lock, flags);
> - idetape_plug_pipeline(drive);
> - if (test_bit(IDETAPE_FLAG_PIPELINE_ACTIVE,
> - &tape->flags))
> - continue;

Can all the above code be safely removed (are you sure that there are no
hidden interactions)? Even if so I would prefer that it is left intact by
this patch to ease the review.

The main change to idetape_add_chrdev_write_request is fine.


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