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SubjectRe: remove the cmd_type field from struct request
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On Tue, 2017-01-31 at 10:02 -0800, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On 01/31/2017 07:57 AM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > [1] which were a pain in the ass to untangle and debug during
> > development, it's really time for it to die..
>
> Outside of the patch series in question, how to we expedite the
> euthanasia of IDE? What explicit features/support are we missing
> through libata that would need to be added, before we can git rm
> drivers/ide/?

I thought the primary objection was actually embedded in that libata
with its reliance on SCSI was just too large a dependency, so they have
to keep using drivers/ide. Perhaps nvme and flash is obviating this
problem and we can ask them again, though?

James

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