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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] block: ensure we don't truncate top bits of the request command flags
On 03/24/2016 08:08 PM, Mike Christie wrote:
> On 03/22/2016 02:01 PM, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> On 03/22/2016 12:59 PM, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
>>> On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 11:55:15AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>>> Some of the flags that we want to use from the make_request_fn path
>>>> are now larger than 32-bit, so change the functions involved to
>>>> accept an u64 instead of an unsigned int.
>>> When did we start doing that? We really should merge Mike's split
>>> of the operation style flags into the cmd_type before making things
>>> even worse in the flags area.
>> Just now, and I ran into it last week as well, for a test patch on cfq
>> that passed in higher flags for get_request -> may_queue() as well. We
>> can do Mike's split first, I think it's a good cleanup. As a standalone
>> series, I needed it though.
> Hey, did you want any changes on that patchset? I was going to repost it
> with the kbuild fix against linux-next, but I can make any changes you
> wanted first.

I don't believe I've ever been CC'ed on the posting, or it even being
posted on the block list? If so, I don't see it... I did become aware of
it since Christoph CC'ed me in. In general, I think it looks good, at
least the end results. It's a bit murky in the middle, and the commit
messages need some help. So go over everything, sanitize it, and repost
it. I don't like the current pure flag based scheme we have, it's a mess
of ops and modifiers. So splitting that up is definitely a good thing.

Jens Axboe

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