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[dm-devel] Re: [patch 05/11] dm-snap: remove SECTOR_SHIFT define



On Fri, Aug 10, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 10:02:09PM +0200, Jan Blunck wrote:
> > Sector size on Linux is always 512 bytes. Don't even try to give the
> > impression this is changeable.
> 
> If that's what worries you, add a comment next to the definition,
> perhaps?

That and that the code just looks more like the rest of the block layer
code. Only a few users (UFS, MSDOS, HFS, IDE) use a predefined
SECTOR_{SHIFT,SIZE}.

> It's there so you can easily locate all the places within dm that
> perform these conversions by using a simple search.  Searching for '9'
> wouldn't be as easy.  (I don't know about other people, but I find the
> code easier to read the way it is.)

Hmm, so I guess this is more about dis/like of how the code looks. Maybe we
should define a global SECTOR_{SIZE,SHIFT} into blkdev.h.

Regards,
	Jan

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Jan Blunck <jblunck suse de>


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