Re: blk-mq flush fix

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 12:46:53 EST

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 10:29:11AM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> It's not that I think the existing patch is THAT bad, it fits in alright
> with the reserved tagging and works regardless of whether a driver uses
> reserved tags or not. And it does have the upside of not requiring
> special checks or logic for this special non-tagged request that using
> the preallocated would might need.

The problem with it is that it will pass a tag number to the low level
driver which it doesn't expect. In case the tags are used 1:1 as
hardware tags that would lead to nasy bugs.

At vefy least we'd need to mess with ->tag for this special request.

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