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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/13] convert block layer to bioset_init()/mempool_init()
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On 5/21/18 9:12 AM, David Sterba wrote:
> On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 08:19:58AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
>> On 5/21/18 8:03 AM, Mike Snitzer wrote:
>>> On Sun, May 20 2018 at 6:25pm -0400,
>>> Kent Overstreet <kent.overstreet@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Jens - this series does the rest of the conversions that Christoph wanted, and
>>>> drops bioset_create().
>>>>
>>>> Only lightly tested, but the changes are pretty mechanical. Based on your
>>>> for-next tree.
>>>
>>> By switching 'mempool_t *' to 'mempool_t' and 'bio_set *' to 'bio_set'
>>> you've altered the alignment of members in data structures. So I'll
>>> need to audit all the data structures you've modified in DM.
>>>
>>> Could we get the backstory on _why_ you're making this change?
>>> Would go a long way to helping me appreciate why this is a good use of
>>> anyone's time.
>>
>> Yeah, it's in the first series, it gets rid of a pointer indirection.
>
> This should to be also mentioned the changelog of each patch. There are
> 12 subsystems changed, this could be about 10 maintainers and I guess
> everybody has the same question why the change is made.

Agree, the justification should be in this series as well, of course.
Kent, might not be a bad idea to resend with a more descriptive
cover letter.

--
Jens Axboe

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