Re: [PATCH] conditionally re-enable per-disk stats, convert to seq_file

From: Kurt Garloff (
Date: Wed Aug 07 2002 - 16:02:25 EST

Hi Christoph,

On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 04:08:48PM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> This patch against 2.4.20-pre1 converts /proc/partitions to the seq_file
> interface as in 2.5, makes it report the sard-style extended disk
> statistics condititional on CONFIG_BLK_STATS and disables the gathering
> of those totally otherwise to not waste memory and processing power.
> This patch is based on the concept of Kurt's statistics patch, although
> it is implemented very differently to avoid #ifdef hell.

Actually, I was expecting criticism due to the ifdef stuff I did and was
prepared to come up with something better. But I also learned never to put
effort into something before being asked to ...

Your patch looks fine to me. Thanks for preparing it!


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