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[v7,01/21] block: simplify comment to BDRV_REQ_SERIALISING

Message ID 20201021145859.11201-2-vsementsov@virtuozzo.com
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Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy Oct. 21, 2020, 2:58 p.m. UTC
1. BDRV_REQ_NO_SERIALISING doesn't exist already, don't mention it.

2. We are going to add one more user of BDRV_REQ_SERIALISING, so
   comment about backup becomes a bit confusing here. The use case in
   backup is documented in block/backup.c, so let's just drop
   duplication here.

3. The fact that BDRV_REQ_SERIALISING is only for write requests is
   omitted. Add a note.

Signed-off-by: Vladimir Sementsov-Ogievskiy <vsementsov@virtuozzo.com>
Reviewed-by: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Alberto Garcia <berto@igalia.com>
 include/block/block.h | 11 +----------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 10 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/include/block/block.h b/include/block/block.h
index d16c401cb4..f9ca42fd4b 100644
--- a/include/block/block.h
+++ b/include/block/block.h
@@ -63,16 +63,7 @@  typedef enum {
      * content. */
-    /*
-     * BDRV_REQ_SERIALISING forces request serialisation for writes.
-     * It is used to ensure that writes to the backing file of a backup process
-     * target cannot race with a read of the backup target that defers to the
-     * backing file.
-     *
-     * Note, that BDRV_REQ_SERIALISING is _not_ opposite in meaning to
-     * BDRV_REQ_NO_SERIALISING. A more descriptive name for the latter might be
-     * _DO_NOT_WAIT_FOR_SERIALISING, except that is too long.
-     */
+    /* Forces request serialisation. Use only with write requests. */
     BDRV_REQ_SERIALISING        = 0x80,
     /* Execute the request only if the operation can be offloaded or otherwise