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SubjectRE: [PATCH v3 15/27] powerpc/powernv/pmem: Add support for near storage commands
On Mon, 2020-03-02 at 10:42 -0800, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 9:59 AM Frederic Barrat <fbarrat@linux.ibm.com
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > Le 21/02/2020 à 04:27, Alastair D'Silva a écrit :
> > > From: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@d-silva.org>
> > >
> > > Similar to the previous patch, this adds support for near storage
> > > commands.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Alastair D'Silva <alastair@d-silva.org>
> > > ---
> >
> > Is any of these new functions ever called?
>
> This is my concern as well. The libnvdimm command support is limited
> to the commands that Linux will use. Other passthrough commands are
> supported through a passthrough interface. However, that passthrough
> interface is explicitly limited to publicly documented command sets
> so
> that the kernel has an opportunity to constrain and consolidate
> command implementations across vendors.


It will be in the patch that implements overwrite. I moved that patch
out of this series, as it needs more testing, so I guess I can submit
this alongside it.

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Alastair D'Silva
Open Source Developer
Linux Technology Centre, IBM Australia
mob: 0423 762 819

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