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From: Andreas Dilger <adilger@sun.com>
To: Takashi Sato <t-sato@yk.jp.nec.com>
Cc: Theodore Tso <tytso@MIT.EDU>,
	linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC] ext3 freeze feature
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 08:26:57 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080208132657.GE3120@webber.adilger.int> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <01cd01c86a40$21d49410$41a8400a@bsd.tnes.nec.co.jp>

On Feb 08, 2008  19:48 +0900, Takashi Sato wrote:
> OK I would like to implement the freeze feature on VFS
> as the filesystem independent ioctl so that it can be
> available on filesystems that have already had write_super_lockfs()
> and unlockfs().
> The usage for the freeze ioctl is the following.
>  int ioctl(int fd, int FIFREEZE, long *timeval);
>    fd:file descriptor of mountpoint
>    FIFREEZE:request cord for freeze
>    timeval:timeout period (second)
>
> And the unfreeze ioctl is the following.
>  int ioctl(int fd, int FITHAW, NULL);
>    fd:file descriptor of mountpoint
>    FITHAW:Request cord for unfreeze

You may as well make the common ioctl the same as the XFS version,
both by number and parameters, so that applications which already
understand the XFS ioctl will work on other filesystems.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.


  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-08 13:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 30+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-25 10:59 Takashi Sato
2008-01-25 11:17 ` Pekka Enberg
2008-01-25 12:42   ` Takashi Sato
2008-01-26  5:17     ` David Chinner
2008-01-26 19:10     ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-01-25 12:18 ` Dmitri Monakhov
2008-01-25 13:33   ` Theodore Tso
2008-01-25 16:34     ` Eric Sandeen
2008-01-25 16:42       ` Theodore Tso
2008-02-02 13:52         ` Pavel Machek
2008-01-28 13:13     ` Takashi Sato
2008-02-01  3:03       ` Kazuto Miyoshi
2008-01-31  8:53     ` Daniel Phillips
2008-02-07  1:05     ` Takashi Sato
2008-02-08 10:48     ` Takashi Sato
2008-02-08 13:26       ` Andreas Dilger [this message]
2008-02-08 14:59         ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-15 11:51           ` Takashi Sato
2008-02-15 14:24             ` Eric Sandeen
2008-02-19 11:27               ` t-sato
2008-02-26  8:20                 ` [RFC] ext3 freeze feature ver 0.2 Takashi Sato
2008-02-26 16:39                   ` Eric Sandeen
2008-02-26 17:08                     ` Andreas Dilger
2008-02-27  8:31                       ` Takashi Sato
2008-03-07  9:13                 ` [RFC] freeze feature ver 1.0 Takashi Sato
2008-02-16 13:25             ` [RFC] ext3 freeze feature Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-13  8:23     ` Takashi Sato
2008-01-26  5:35 ` David Chinner
2008-01-26  5:39   ` David Chinner
2008-01-28 13:07   ` Takashi Sato

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