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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH 24/28] blk_end_request: changing ide normal caller (take 3)



Hi Bartlomiej,

On Tue, 4 Dec 2007 14:47:00 +0100, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:
> > > Hmmm, this seems to change the old behavior (the request should
> > > be dequeued from the queue only if 'dequeue' variable is set)
> > > and AFAIR some error handling code (in ide-cd?) depends on the
> > > old behavior so please revisit this patch.
> > 
> > blk_end_request() takes care of the dequeue like below,
> > so I think no problem.  (Please see PATCH 01)
> > 
> > > +	/* rq->queuelist of dequeued request should be list_empty() */
> > > +	if (!list_empty(&rq->queuelist))
> > > +		blkdev_dequeue_request(rq);
> > 
> > In the case of ide-cd,
> >   o 'dequeue' variable is 1 only when the request is still linked
> >     to the queue (i.e. rq->queuelist is not empty)
> >   o 'dequeue' variable is 0 only when the request has already been
> >     removed from the queue (i.e. rq->queuelist is empty)
> > So blk_end_request() can handle it correctly.
> 
> It would be helpful to add the above explanation to a patch description.
> 
> > If there are any drivers which don't want dequeue the queued request,
> > the code above would not work.
> > But, as far as I investigated, I have never seen such a requirement
> > in device drivers.
> > 
> > Do you think that ide may still gets a problem for the 'dequeue'?
> 
> Everything seems to be fine now.
> 
> Acked-by: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <bzolnier gmail com>

Thank you for the check.
OK, I'll add the explanation about the 'dequeue' to patch description.

Thanks,
Kiyoshi Ueda


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