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From: Nick Piggin <>
To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Linux Memory Management List <>,
Subject: vm/fs meetup in september?
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 06:23:45 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

I'd just like to take the chance also to ask about a VM/FS meetup some
time around kernel summit (maybe take a big of time during UKUUG or so).

I was thinking about trying to arrange a proper mini summit thing, but
it's a bit difficult and we could talk this year about doing it for
subsequent years. If there is a bit of interest, we could probably find
a small room somewhere this year on pretty short notice or do it as a
BOF or something.

I don't want to do it in the VM summit, because that kind of alienates
the filesystem guys. What I want to talk about is anything and everything
that the VM can do better to help the fs and vice versa.  I'd like to
stay away from memory management where not too applicable to the fs.

A few things I'd like to talk about are:

- the address space operations APIs, and their page based nature. I think
  it would be nice to generally move toward offset,length based ones as
  much as possible because it should give more efficiency and flexibility
  in the filesystem.

- write_begin API if it is still an issue by that date. Hope not :)

- truncate races

- fsblock if it hasn't been shot down by then

- how to make complex API changes without having to fix most things

Anyway, if you will be in the area and are interested, let me know (off
list) and we can work out time and place.


             reply	other threads:[~2007-06-24  4:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-06-24  4:23 Nick Piggin [this message]
2007-06-25  6:35 ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-06-25 17:26   ` Zach Brown
2007-06-26  2:35   ` Nick Piggin
2007-06-26  3:23     ` Andreas Dilger
2007-06-26 12:38     ` Chris Mason
2007-06-30  9:31     ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-06-30 12:35       ` Martin J. Bligh
2007-06-26  0:08 ` Jared Hulbert
2007-06-26  6:05   ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-06-26 17:07     ` Jared Hulbert
2007-06-30  9:32       ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-06-30 10:02         ` peter
2007-06-30 10:09           ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-06-30 21:58           ` Al Boldi
2007-07-02 17:26             ` Jared Hulbert
2007-07-02 17:44         ` Jared Hulbert
2007-07-02 23:04           ` Jörn Engel
2007-07-03  0:46             ` Jared Hulbert
2007-07-03 12:25               ` Jörn Engel
2007-07-04  0:28                 ` Dongjun Shin

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