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SubjectRe: [PATCH] staging: writeboost: Add dm-writeboost
On Sun, Dec 07, 2014 at 09:35:26PM +0900, Akira Hayakawa wrote:
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/drivers/staging/writeboost/TODO
> @@ -0,0 +1,47 @@
> +TODO:
> +
> +- Expose bugs and fix them.
> +- Clean up the interfaces. Some input values should be limited in case user may choose too big values.
> +- Wait for proper review by Mike Snitzer.
> +- Fix up documents.
> +
> +-------------------------------------------------------------------------
> +
> +Project Ideas:
> +
> +1. Add read caching feature
> +Device-Mapper maintainer Mike Snitzer said that
> +a single target should provide caching for both reads and writes.
> +(cf. http://www.redhat.com/archives/dm-devel/2014-January/msg00078.html)
> +
> +To follow Mike's guide, I will implement read-caching for Writeboost.
> +The great idea is, at least conceptually,
> +sending back the read data to the write entrance.
> +I didn't notice this simple idea at that time of previous discussion.
> +
> +This should be done background and
> +some threshold to determine
> +which sequence of data should be staged.
> +
> +This feature will be implemented step-by-step.
> +I don't think this feature will change then interface drastically.
> +
> +2. Improve initialization time
> +Some user complains that the initialization is too slow.
> +
> +Any ideas?
> +
> +3. Reduce metadata footprint
> +Writeboost has a hash table in RAM for cache management.
> +This isn't cheap.
> +
> +Any ideas?
> +
> +-------------------------------------------------------------------------
> +
> +Please send any patches
> +To:
> +Akira Hayakawa <ruby.wktk@gmail.com>
> +Cc:
> +Greg Kroah-Hartman <greg@kroah.com>

Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> please, and also the
driverdevel mailing list, which is where the rest of the staging patches
go.

And, I'll need an ack from the dm maintainers before I can accept this
as something they think is ok and will get merged to the "real" part of
the kernel someday.

thanks,

greg k-h


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