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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] fs: Do not dispatch FITRIM through separate super_operation
On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 09:01:02AM -0500, Mark Lord wrote:
> That is my intent already, thanks. Just needs time, perhaps this winter.

This wasn't addressed at you, but a snide remark at Greg, who is just
contantly bickering without actually beeing any help.

> I think a reasonable approach would be to modify the existing interfaces
> so that the LLD can report a "max discard ranges per command" back up
> the stack.
>
> This way, libata could report a max of say, 64 ranges per "discard" (trim),
> and DM/RAID could simply (for now) report a max of one range per discard.

That's certainly the easy way out. You'll need a good way to actually
transport the ranges as we can't simply sote them in bi_sector/bi_size
and adapt the whole block layer to deal with the two types of different
discards. Not saying it's impossible, but when I tried it before it
wasn't pretty.



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