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Date:	Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:08:09 +0100
From:	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>
To:	Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, pmladek@...e.cz,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/9] block: Stop abusing rq->csd.list in blk-softirq

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 11:12:41PM +0100, Jan Kara wrote:
> On Thu 30-01-14 18:01:20, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 04:45:23PM +0100, Jan Kara wrote:
> > >   Hi,
> > > 
> > > On Thu 30-01-14 13:39:18, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > > I'm currently working on some cleanups on IPI code too and working on top
> > > > of these patches, just have a few comments:
> > >   Great, thanks!
> > > 
> > > > On Mon, Dec 23, 2013 at 09:39:23PM +0100, Jan Kara wrote:
> > > > > Abusing rq->csd.list for a list of requests to complete is rather ugly.
> > > > > Especially since using queuelist should be safe and much cleaner.
> > > > 
> > > > It would be nice to have a few more details that explain why doing so is safe
> > > > wrt a block request lifecycle. At least something that tells why rq->queuelist
> > > > can't be ever used concurrently by the time we send the IPI and we trigger/raise
> > > > the softirq.
> > >   Sure. Should I send the patch to you with an updated changelog and added
> > > comment you requested?
> > 
> > Yeah that would be nice!
>   OK, the updated patch is attached.

Applied, thanks!

Note that the llist use in smp.c patch from Christoph has been merged
upstream today. But it keeps list_head in a union so I applied your changes
that:

1) remove list_head from smp.c
2) use llist_for_each_entry_safe()

in seperate delta patches. Anyway, I'll send the series soonish.
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