Commit 7598909e authored by Nikanth Karthikesan's avatar Nikanth Karthikesan Committed by Jens Axboe

Mark mandatory elevator functions in the biodoc.txt

biodoc.txt mentions that elevator functions marked with * are mandatory, but
no function is marked with *. Mark the 3 functions which should be
implemented by any io scheduler.
Signed-off-by: default avatarNikanth Karthikesan <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <>
parent a229fc61
......@@ -954,14 +954,14 @@ elevator_allow_merge_fn called whenever the block layer determines
results in some sort of conflict internally,
this hook allows it to do that.
elevator_dispatch_fn fills the dispatch queue with ready requests.
elevator_dispatch_fn* fills the dispatch queue with ready requests.
I/O schedulers are free to postpone requests by
not filling the dispatch queue unless @force
is non-zero. Once dispatched, I/O schedulers
are not allowed to manipulate the requests -
they belong to generic dispatch queue.
elevator_add_req_fn called to add a new request into the scheduler
elevator_add_req_fn* called to add a new request into the scheduler
elevator_queue_empty_fn returns true if the merge queue is empty.
Drivers shouldn't use this, but rather check
......@@ -991,7 +991,7 @@ elevator_activate_req_fn Called when device driver first sees a request.
elevator_deactivate_req_fn Called when device driver decides to delay
a request by requeueing it.
elevator_exit_fn Allocate and free any elevator specific storage
for a queue.
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