Re: [PATCH v2 1/1] mmc: block: Add write packing control

From: merez
Date: Wed Jul 18 2012 - 02:34:38 EST

Hi Chris,

Is there anything else that holds this patch from being pushed to mmc-next?

On Tue, July 17, 2012 3:50 pm, Chris Ball wrote:
> Hi Muthu,
> On Mon, Jul 16 2012, Muthu Kumar wrote:
>> On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Chris Ball <cjb@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Sun, Jul 15 2012, Muthu Kumar wrote:
>>>>> I've already replied to a later version of the patch, but just to get
>>>>> this comment in at the appropriate point of the discussion as well:
>>>>> Even though it would result in a cleaner sysfs, I don't want to do
>>>>> this now because it will break userspace scripts that are depending
>>>>> on the current locations of these attributes.
>>>> Maya is adding a new sysfs attribute with that patch. So, there should
>>>> not be any user space stuff that depends on it.
>>> In the later patchset, Maya's "[PATCH v4 1/2] mmc: card: Move MMC
>>> specific attributes to mmc sub-directory" moves the existing attributes
>>> into the mmc/ directory.
>>> It's that move that I'm objecting to, rather than the creation of a new
>>> directory -- although since we're going to leave the current attributes
>>> where they are, it might not make sense to add the new directory.
>>> We'd be creating two places that people have to look for mmc-related
>>> attributes, which is arguably less clean than having one place to look
>>> even though it's mixed in with the other block device attributes.
>> So, what is the plan for fixing the user land tools and cleaning this
>> up?
> At the moment I don't have any plan to do that, because the cure
> (potentially breaking userland scripts that are writing to some
> read/write attributes, by breaking ABI to move everything into a
> new directory) seems worse than the disease (having some attributes
> in a directory that isn't the ideal one).
> I'd be willing to explore something like Venkat's idea if the block
> layer maintainers insist, though.
> - Chris.
> --
> Chris Ball <cjb@xxxxxxxxxx> <>
> One Laptop Per Child

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