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SubjectRe: file metadata via fs API
On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 12:04:14PM +0200, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 11:43 AM Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > On 12/08/2020 09:37, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> > [snip]
> > >
> > > b) The awarded performance boost is not warranted for the use cases it
> > > is designed for.
>
> >
> > This is a key point. One of the main drivers for this work is the
> > efficiency improvement for large numbers of mounts. Ian and Karel have
> > already provided performance measurements showing a significant benefit
> > compared with what we have today. If you want to propose this
> > alternative interface then you need to show that it can sustain similar
> > levels of performance, otherwise it doesn't solve the problem. So
> > performance numbers here would be helpful.
>
> Definitely. Will measure performance with the interface which Linus proposed.

The proposal is based on paths and open(), how do you plan to deal
with mount IDs? David's fsinfo() allows to ask for mount info by mount
ID and it works well with mount notification where you get the ID. The
collaboration with notification interface is critical for our use-cases.

Karel

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Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com>
http://karelzak.blogspot.com

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