[Drbd-dev] [PATCH 00/35 v2] separate operations from flags in the bio/request structs

Dave Chinner david at fromorbit.com
Thu Jan 7 04:13:41 CET 2016

On Wed, Jan 06, 2016 at 08:40:09PM -0500, Martin K. Petersen wrote:
> >>>>> "Mike" == mchristi  <mchristi at redhat.com> writes:
> Mike> The following patches begin to cleanup the request->cmd_flags and
> bio-> bi_rw mess. We currently use cmd_flags to specify the operation,
> Mike> attributes and state of the request. For bi_rw we use it for
> Mike> similar info and also the priority but then also have another
> Mike> bi_flags field for state. At some point, we abused them so much we
> Mike> just made cmd_flags 64 bits, so we could add more.
> Mike> The following patches seperate the operation (read, write discard,
> Mike> flush, etc) from cmd_flags/bi_rw.
> Mike> This patchset was made against linux-next from today Jan 5 2016.
> Mike> (git tag next-20160105).
> Very nice work. Thanks for doing this!
> I think it's a much needed cleanup. I focused mainly on the core block,
> discard, write same and sd.c pieces and everything looks sensible to me.
> I wonder what the best approach is to move a patch set with this many
> stakeholders forward? Set a "speak now or forever hold your peace"
> review deadline?

I say just ask Linus to pull it immediately after the next merge
window closes....


Dave Chinner
david at fromorbit.com

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