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SubjectRe: [PATCH V5 00/12] Enable per-file/per-directory DAX operations V5
On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 07:44:12AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 05:39:42PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > IOWs, the dax_associate_page() related functionality probably needs
> > to be a filesystem callout - part of the aops vector, I think, so
> > that device dax can still use it. That way XFS can go it's own way,
> > while ext4 and device dax can continue to use the existing mechanism
> > mechanisn that is currently implemented....
> s/XFS/XFS with rmap/, as most XFS file systems currently don't have
> that enabled we'll also need to keep the legacy path around.

Sure, that's trivially easy to handle in the XFS code once the
callouts are in place.

But, quite frankly, we can enforce rmap to be enabled
enabled because nobody is using a reflink enabled FS w/ DAX right
now. Everyone will have to mkfs their filesystems anyway to enable
reflink+dax, so we simply don't allow reflink+dax to be enabled
unless rmap is also enabled. Simple, easy, trivial.


Dave Chinner

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