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From: Mark Fasheh <mark.fasheh@oracle.com>
To: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
Cc: Linux Filesystems <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [rfc][patch 0/3] a faster buffered write deadlock fix?
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 16:38:01 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070209003801.GX14799@ca-server1.us.oracle.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070208105437.26443.35653.sendpatchset@linux.site>

On Thu, Feb 08, 2007 at 02:07:15PM +0100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> The problem is that the existing aops interface is crap. "correct, fast,
> compatible -- choose any 2"

Agreed. There's lots of problems with the interface (imho), but my biggest
two issues are the page lock being held on ->prepare_write() /
->commit_write() and the fact that the file system only sees the write one
page at a time


> So I have finally finished a first slightly-working draft of my new aops
> op (perform_write) proposal. I would be interested to hear comments about
> it.  Most of my issues and concerns are in the patch headers themselves,
> so reply to them.

I like ->perform_write(). It allows the file system to make re-use of the
checks in the generic write path, but gives a maximum amount of information
about the overall operation to be done. There's an added advantage in that
some file systems (ocfs2 is one of these) want to be more careful about
ordering page locks, which should be much easier with it.

If this goes in, it could probably be helpful to me in some of the code I'm
currently writing which needs to be better about page lock / cluster lock
ordering and wants to see as much of the (allocating) writes as possible.
	--Mark

--
Mark Fasheh
Senior Software Developer, Oracle
mark.fasheh@oracle.com

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-02-09  0:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-08 13:07 Nick Piggin
2007-02-08 13:07 ` [patch 1/3] fs: add an iovec iterator Nick Piggin
2007-02-08 19:49   ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-09  1:46     ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-09  2:03       ` Nate Diller
2007-02-09  3:31         ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-09 17:28           ` Zach Brown
2007-03-09 10:40         ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-08 23:04   ` Mark Fasheh
2007-02-08 13:07 ` [patch 2/3] fs: introduce perform_write aop Nick Piggin
2007-03-09 10:39   ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-03-09 12:52     ` Nick Piggin
2007-03-09 22:01       ` Anton Altaparmakov
2007-03-09 23:33     ` Mark Fasheh
2007-03-10  9:25       ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-03-12  2:13         ` Mark Fasheh
2007-03-14 13:30         ` Nick Piggin
2007-03-14 15:17           ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-02-08 13:07 ` [patch 3/3] ext2: use " Nick Piggin
2007-02-08 14:47   ` Dmitriy Monakhov
2007-02-09 19:14   ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-09 19:45     ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-10  1:34       ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-10  1:50         ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-09  0:38 ` Mark Fasheh [this message]
2007-02-09  2:04   ` [rfc][patch 0/3] a faster buffered write deadlock fix? Nick Piggin
2007-02-09  8:41 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-09  9:54   ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-09 10:09     ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-09 10:32       ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-09 10:52         ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-09 11:31           ` Nick Piggin
2007-02-09 11:46             ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-09 12:11               ` Nick Piggin

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