[Drbd-dev] [RFC PATCH 00/37] block: introduce bio_init_fields()

Chaitanya Kulkarni Chaitanya.Kulkarni at wdc.com
Wed Jan 20 04:27:55 CET 2021

On 1/18/21 21:06, Chaitanya Kulkarni wrote:
> Hi,
> This is a *compile only RFC* which adds a generic helper to initialize
> the various fields of the bio that is repeated all the places in
> file-systems, block layer, and drivers.
> The new helper allows callers to initialize various members such as
> bdev, sector, private, end io callback, io priority, and write hints.
> The objective of this RFC is to only start a discussion, this it not 
> completely tested at all.                                                                                                            
> Following diff shows code level benefits of this helper :-
>  38 files changed, 124 insertions(+), 236 deletions(-)
> -ck
Thanks for replying Mike, Josef and Christoph.

I'll move forward with Christoph's suggestion and get rid of
optional parameters which is making this API hard to use.

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