Re: [RFC PATCH 1/3] block: add a flag to identify PM request

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On Tue, 15 May 2012 23:33:05 +0800
Lin Ming <ming.m.lin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, 2012-05-15 at 10:35 -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> > On Tue, 15 May 2012, Lin Ming wrote:
> > 
> > > Add a flag REQ_PM to identify the request is PM related.
> > > As an example, modify scsi code to use this flag.
> > 
> > There already is such a flag; you don't need to add one.  In fact, 
> > there already are _two_ such flags, and it would be best to remove one 
> > of them.  In include/linux/blkdev.h:
> > 
> > 	REQ_TYPE_PM_SUSPEND,		/* suspend request */
> > 	REQ_TYPE_PM_RESUME,		/* resume request */
> > 
> > Apparently they had been used by the old ide driver, but they don't
> > seem to be used anywhere now.
> IDE code still uses both types and they are used for system
> suspend/resume. See generic_ide_suspend and generic_ide_resume.

drivers/ide is obsolete code though so we shouldn't be forcing its needs
on the future
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