Subject: Re: tape drive instrumentation round 2
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/14/2005 10:01:09
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On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 12:19:09PM +1030, Brett Lymn wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 11:19:28AM +1100, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> >=20
> > IMHO, "disk" and "drive" are often interchangeable terms.
> >=20
> OK, I have heard of a disk drive but never a tape disk :) which is why
> a chose drive.
> > Isn't your rework really a more generic "block IO stats" framework ?
> > If so, how about a name that more reflects the latter?
> Sure, does blkio sound any better?  I am not really fussed as long as
> we get away from it sounding disk specific because I believe that to
> be misleading.

Uh oh. We're putting more messages into the name than the code. Either=20
it's fine or we aren't looking close enough at it. ;-)

I'm going to vote for "drive". We also include NFS info, which really=20
isn't "block" based. :-)

Take care,


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