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    block: introduce new block status code type · 2a842aca
    Christoph Hellwig authored
    Currently we use nornal Linux errno values in the block layer, and while
    we accept any error a few have overloaded magic meanings.  This patch
    instead introduces a new  blk_status_t value that holds block layer specific
    status codes and explicitly explains their meaning.  Helpers to convert from
    and to the previous special meanings are provided for now, but I suspect
    we want to get rid of them in the long run - those drivers that have a
    errno input (e.g. networking) usually get errnos that don't know about
    the special block layer overloads, and similarly returning them to userspace
    will usually return somethings that strictly speaking isn't correct
    for file system operations, but that's left as an exercise for later.
    
    For now the set of errors is a very limited set that closely corresponds
    to the previous overloaded errno values, but there is some low hanging
    fruite to improve it.
    
    blk_status_t (ab)uses the sparse __bitwise annotations to allow for sparse
    typechecking, so that we can easily catch places passing the wrong values.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJens Axboe <axboe@fb.com>
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