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[dm-devel] Re: [PATCH block#for-2.6.31] block: add request clone interface (v2)



Hi Jeff,

On 06/12/2009 11:33 PM +0900, Jeff Moyer wrote:
> Jens Axboe <jens axboe oracle com> writes:
>> On Thu, Jun 11 2009, Jeff Moyer wrote:
>>> Jens Axboe <jens axboe oracle com> writes:
>>> Is blk_rq_unprep_clone really the best name?
>>>           ^^^^^^
>> Probably not, but I'm not very good at coming up with elegant names.
>> Your email should have included a new suggestion :-)
> 
> Fair enough.  ;)
> 
>>  - blk_rq_unprep_clone(struct request *clone)
>>      * Frees cloned bios from the clone request.
> 
> Why not blk_rq_free_clone?

Because the 'clone' is not freed in this interface.
This interface frees only bios in the 'clone'.
Allocating/freeing the 'clone' are the caller's work, since
only the caller knows how to allocate/free it.

'prep' after 'alloc' and 'unprep' before 'free' is symmetric
and I feel a good candidate for my request-stacking driver,
so I chose it. 

Thanks,
Kiyoshi Ueda


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