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SubjectRE: [GIT PULL] Block drivers for 3.3-rc
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> On 2012-01-15 11:33, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 10:52:12AM +0100, Jens Axboe wrote:
> >> Hi Linus,
> >>
> >> Please see below for the 3.3-rc1 block driver pull request.
> >>
> >> Essentially two different categories here:
> >>
> >> - Adds the driver for the Micron RealSSD P320 pci-express flash card.
> >
> > The REQ_FUA and REQ_FLUSH handling in it is still completely broken,
> > with no attempt to fix it since it last came up.
> >
> > So a pretty clear NAK on that driver from me.
>
> Good point, I had forgotten about the ordered writes, I believe the rest
> of the items have been handled. The driver/hw, as it stands, does not
> reorder writes and it doesn't have a write back cache. So it should
> actually be safe. Any acked write is stable. Sam, correct me if I'm
> wrong.

That's correct, Jens. Neither the driver nor the hardware reorders commands so we choose to ignore barriers. I see now that the "barrier" parameter in the function is rather unfortunately named. We'll fix that.

-Sam


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