Commit 5bd50dc6 authored by Borislav Petkov's avatar Borislav Petkov Committed by Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz

ide-tape: remove misc references to pipelined operation in the comments

Signed-off-by: default avatarBorislav Petkov <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarBartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <>
parent c0674bf3
......@@ -265,9 +265,7 @@ typedef struct ide_tape_obj {
* While polling for DSC we use postponed_rq to postpone the current
* request so that ide.c will be able to service pending requests on the
* other device. Note that at most we will have only one DSC (usually
* data transfer) request in the device request queue. Additional
* requests can be queued in our internal pipeline, but they will be
* visible to ide.c only one at a time.
* data transfer) request in the device request queue.
struct request *postponed_rq;
/* The time in which we started polling for DSC */
......@@ -608,10 +606,6 @@ static void __idetape_kfree_stage(idetape_stage_t *stage)
* Finish servicing a request and insert a pending pipeline request into the
* main device queue.
static int idetape_end_request(ide_drive_t *drive, int uptodate, int nr_sects)
struct request *rq = HWGROUP(drive)->rq;
......@@ -1295,8 +1289,6 @@ out:
return idetape_issue_pc(drive, pc);
/* Pipeline related functions */
* The function below uses __get_free_page to allocate a pipeline stage, along
* with all the necessary small buffers which together make a buffer of size
......@@ -1305,9 +1297,6 @@ out:
* It returns a pointer to the new allocated stage, or NULL if we can't (or
* don't want to) allocate a stage.
* Pipeline stages are optional and are used to increase performance. If we
* can't allocate them, we'll manage without them.
static idetape_stage_t *__idetape_kmalloc_stage(idetape_tape_t *tape, int full,
int clear)
......@@ -1875,10 +1864,7 @@ static int idetape_init_read(ide_drive_t *drive)
return 0;
* Called from idetape_chrdev_read() to service a character device read request
* and add read-ahead requests to our pipeline.
/* called from idetape_chrdev_read() to service a chrdev read request. */
static int idetape_add_chrdev_read_request(ide_drive_t *drive, int blocks)
idetape_tape_t *tape = drive->driver_data;
......@@ -2216,8 +2202,7 @@ static int idetape_write_filemark(ide_drive_t *drive)
* Note: MTBSF and MTBSFM are not supported when the tape doesn't support
* spacing over filemarks in the reverse direction. In this case, MTFSFM is also
* usually not supported (it is supported in the rare case in which we crossed
* the filemark during our read-ahead pipelined operation mode).
* usually not supported.
* The following commands are currently not supported:
......@@ -2233,7 +2218,6 @@ static int idetape_mtioctop(ide_drive_t *drive, short mt_op, int mt_count)
debug_log(DBG_ERR, "Handling MTIOCTOP ioctl: mt_op=%d, mt_count=%d\n",
mt_op, mt_count);
/* Commands which need our pipelined read-ahead stages. */
switch (mt_op) {
case MTFSF:
case MTFSFM:
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