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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/7] block: add REQ_NVM_GC for targets gc
On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 04:26:51PM +0200, Matias Bj??rling wrote:
> In preparation for Open-Channel SSDs. We introduce a special request for
> open-channel ssd targets that must perform garbage collection.
>
> Requests are divided into two types. The user and target specific. User
> IOs are from fs, user-space, etc. While target specific are IOs that are
> issued in the background by targets. Usually garbage collection actions.
>
> For the target to issue garbage collection requests, it is a requirement
> that a logical address is locked over two requests. One read and one
> write. If a write to the logical address comes in from user-space, a
> race-condition might occur and garbage collection will write out-dated
> data.
>
> By introducing this flag, the target can manually control locking of
> logical addresses.

Seems like this should be a new ->cmd_type instead of a flag.


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