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From: Kent Overstreet <kent.overstreet@gmail.com>
To: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
Cc: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@hansenpartnership.com>,
	Chris Mason <clm@fb.com>, Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	"linux-mm@kvack.org" <linux-mm@kvack.org>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	"Darrick J. Wong" <djwong@kernel.org>,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	"ksummit@lists.linux.dev" <ksummit@lists.linux.dev>
Subject: Re: [MAINTAINER SUMMIT] Folios as a potential Kernel/Maintainers Summit topic?
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:58:48 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YUQgiLD5axq4CTEp@moria.home.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YUPyfWKG3CG8+zkn@mit.edu>

On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 09:42:21PM -0400, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 04:16:27PM -0400, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> > So I think we're still trying to answer the "what exactly is a folio"
> > question....
> 
> > However, Johannes has been pointing out that it's a real open
> > question as to whether anonymous pages should be folios! Willy's
> > current code seems to leave things in a somewhat intermediate state
> > - some mm/ code treats anonymous pages as folios, but it's not clear
> > to me how much....
> 
> Kent, you raise some good questions, and good points.  However, it
> seems to me that one of the other sources of the disagreement is the
> question of whether this question needs to be answered at all before
> the Folios patch can get merged.

...

> It seems that part of the frustration is that people seem to agree
> that Folios does make things better, and yet they *still* are NACK'ing
> the patch series.  The argument for why it should not be merged yet
> seems to be that it should be doing *more* --- that it doesn't go far
> enough.

Yeah, I agree 100%, and I've expressed my own frustrations with how the folios
discussions have been going (and I could, and will, express some more of those
frustrations - later).

But, that's water under the bridge. For now, I'm really just trying to drive the
technical discussion. I'm not Andrew or Linus, it's not my say whether folios
get merged, I'm just trying to dig to figure out what the _actual_ technical
points of contention are (and it's taken some real digging...)

And having done so, I think the question of whether or not anonymous pages are
becoming folios actually is extremely cogent - I think there's a lot of meat to
that discussion, and it definitely impacts _squarely_ in MM internals land.

So, let's just try to be more forward looking, try to forget the acrimony, and
get into that discussion, and remember that we'll all be having beers with each
other whenever the fsck LSF actually happens again.

  reply	other threads:[~2021-09-17  4:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-09-15 17:42 Theodore Ts'o
2021-09-15 18:03 ` James Bottomley
2021-09-15 18:20   ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-09-15 18:41     ` Chris Mason
2021-09-15 19:15       ` James Bottomley
2021-09-15 20:48         ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-09-16 14:55           ` Kent Overstreet
2021-09-16 13:51         ` David Howells
2021-09-16 16:46         ` Chris Mason
2021-09-16 17:11           ` James Bottomley
2021-09-16 19:15             ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-09-16 19:26               ` Andrew Morton
2021-09-16 20:16               ` Kent Overstreet
2021-09-17  1:42                 ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-09-17  4:58                   ` Kent Overstreet [this message]
2021-09-16 20:38             ` Chris Mason
2021-09-16 21:00               ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-09-17 11:14                 ` James Bottomley
2021-09-17 12:36                   ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-09-17 13:00                     ` James Bottomley
2021-09-17 14:36                       ` Chris Mason
2021-09-16 17:15           ` Kent Overstreet
2021-09-16 22:27             ` Chris Mason

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