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SubjectRe: [PATCH block#for-2.6.31] block: add request clone interface (v2)
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Kiyoshi Ueda <k-ueda@ct.jp.nec.com> writes:

> Hi Boaz, Jeff, Jens,
>
> Thank you for your ideas.
> It's time to decide now? Please see below.
>
> On 2009/06/15 18:30 +0900, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
>> > On 06/15/2009 06:31 AM, Kiyoshi Ueda wrote:
>>> >> On 06/12/2009 11:33 PM +0900, Jeff Moyer wrote:
>>>> >>> Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> writes:
>>>>> >>>> On Thu, Jun 11 2009, Jeff Moyer wrote:
>>>>>> >>>>> Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@oracle.com> writes:
>>>>>> >>>>> Is blk_rq_unprep_clone really the best name?
>>>>>> >>>>> ^^^^^^
>>>>> >>>> Probably not, but I'm not very good at coming up with elegant names.
>>>>> >>>> Your email should have included a new suggestion :-)
>>>> >>> Fair enough. ;)
>>>> >>>
>>>>> >>>> - blk_rq_unprep_clone(struct request *clone)
>>>>> >>>> * Frees cloned bios from the clone request.
>>>> >>> Why not blk_rq_free_clone?
>>> >> Because the 'clone' is not freed in this interface.
>>> >> This interface frees only bios in the 'clone'.
>>> >> Allocating/freeing the 'clone' are the caller's work, since
>>> >> only the caller knows how to allocate/free it.
>>> >>
>>> >> 'prep' after 'alloc' and 'unprep' before 'free' is symmetric
>>> >> and I feel a good candidate for my request-stacking driver,
>>> >> so I chose it.
>> >
>> > I'm not a native English speaker as well, so I'm fine
>> > with blk_rq_{prep,unprep}_clone. But maybe the English
>> > people don't like it?
>> >
>> > Perhaps
>> > blk_rq_{clone,declone} or blk_rq_{clone,declone}_bios
>> >
>> > (Both unclone and declone are found on the net but are not
>> > found in the free dictionary)
>
> I had a feeling that blk_rq_{clone,declone} allocates/frees
> the clone request inside the interfaces like bio_clone(), so
> I didn't take such namings.
> And, the clone setup interface may not only make bio clones
> but also do something else (for other request members), so
> I didn't add any 'bio' namings to the interfaces.
>
> Jens, what do you prefer?

I can live with it as it stands. prep/unprep at least has some
symmetry.

Cheers,
Jeff


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