Re: Linux/Pro -- clusters

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 16:44:53 EST

> Object lifetime becomes explicit, and we don't have to
> worry about re-use races since a new instance of that major,minor
> will have a different object attached to the one in use that is
> about to be refcounted into oblivion by currently active requests
> As described, my setup certainly has no re-use races, since
> I do not use refcounts as a way to terminate the lifespan of
> a kdev_t. So, are you saying that you prefer my version?
> I have problems reading your replies.

I have problems understanding your argument. Basically you seem to be saying
"void * is cool" (aka kdev_t is basically an opaque magic). I don't see
what it gains you over "struct block_device *".

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