Re: [PATCH block#for-2.6.31] block: add request clone interface (v2)

From: Kiyoshi Ueda
Date: Sun Jun 14 2009 - 23:32:23 EST

Hi Jeff,

On 06/12/2009 11:33 PM +0900, Jeff Moyer wrote:
> Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On Thu, Jun 11 2009, Jeff Moyer wrote:
>>> Jens Axboe <jens.axboe@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> Is blk_rq_unprep_clone really the best name?
>>> ^^^^^^
>> Probably not, but I'm not very good at coming up with elegant names.
>> Your email should have included a new suggestion :-)
> Fair enough. ;)
>> - blk_rq_unprep_clone(struct request *clone)
>> * Frees cloned bios from the clone request.
> Why not blk_rq_free_clone?

Because the 'clone' is not freed in this interface.
This interface frees only bios in the 'clone'.
Allocating/freeing the 'clone' are the caller's work, since
only the caller knows how to allocate/free it.

'prep' after 'alloc' and 'unprep' before 'free' is symmetric
and I feel a good candidate for my request-stacking driver,
so I chose it.

Kiyoshi Ueda
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