Re: [PATCH 03/13] ide: Potential null pointer dereference in ide_queue_pc_tail()

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On 09.08.2012 18:13, Alan Cox wrote:

On Thu,  9 Aug 2012 17:55:20 +0400
Marina Makienko <makienko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The function blk_get_request() can return NULL in some cases. There are
checks on it if function is called with argumetns one of which is
GFP_ATOMIC/GFP_NOIO/etc. If system couldn't find request
blk_get_request() return NULL.

drivers/ide is obsolete and scheduled for removal.

When it was scheduled for removal? I can't find an entry in Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt. And how can that be when there are still many unconverted drivers?

I'm not sure messing with it is remotely useful at this point ?

   It's being maintained for bug fixes still, AFAIK.

MBR, Sergei

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