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Re: [dm-devel] [PATCH 1/2] dm: Add feature flags to dm-mpath



On Tue, May 04 2010 at 12:01am -0400,
Mike Anderson <andmike linux vnet ibm com> wrote:

> Add a feature flag attribute to the multipath structure.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mike Anderson <andmike linux vnet ibm com>
> ---
>  drivers/md/dm-mpath.c |   10 ++++++++++
>  1 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c b/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> index 826bce7..4200d03 100644
> --- a/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> +++ b/drivers/md/dm-mpath.c
> @@ -82,6 +82,7 @@ struct multipath {
>  	unsigned saved_queue_if_no_path;/* Saved state during suspension */
>  	unsigned pg_init_retries;	/* Number of times to retry pg_init */
>  	unsigned pg_init_count;		/* Number of times pg_init called */
> +	unsigned long features;

Why not use uint64_t?

>  	struct work_struct process_queued_ios;
>  	struct list_head queued_ios;
> @@ -118,6 +119,15 @@ static void trigger_event(struct work_struct *work);
>  static void activate_path(struct work_struct *work);
>  static void deactivate_path(struct work_struct *work);
>  
> +static int multipath_test_feature(struct multipath *m, unsigned feature)
> +{
> +	return test_bit(feature, &m->features);
> +}
> +
> +static void multipath_set_feature(struct multipath *m, unsigned feature)
> +{
> +	set_bit(feature, &m->features);
> +}

You're using 'unsigned long' for features yet these wrapper functions
take 'unsigned'.  unsigned allows you to use {test,set}_bit but in the
end we have fewer flags to work with...

Granted you're introducing the very first flag but... ;)


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