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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/9] move blk_iopoll to limit and make it generally available
On 11/13/2015 11:02 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 11:19:24AM -0800, Bart Van Assche wrote:
>> On 11/13/2015 05:46 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>> The new name is irq_poll as iopoll is already taken. Better suggestions
>>> welcome.
>> Would it be possible to provide more background information about this ?
>> Which other kernel subsystem is using the name iopoll ?
> Take a look at include/linux/iopoll.h - I can't reaplly make much sense
> of it to be honest, but it's used in a quite a few places.

How about renaming blk_iopoll into blk_poll ? That way the name still
refers to the block layer. And although the current implementation
performs polling from IRQ context future implementations maybe will
allow polling from thread context.


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