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Date:	Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:31:50 +0100
From:	Cordenner jean noel <jean-noel.cordenner@...l.net>
To:	Andreas Dilger <adilger@...sterfs.com>
Cc:	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC] [patch 2/3] change attribute for ext4: ext4 specific code

Sorry for the late answer.
I agree that using i_version field sounds better, I'm working on it.

regards,
Jean noel

Andreas Dilger wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2006  19:54 +0100, Jean-Noel Cordenner wrote:
>> This part of the patch concerns the ext4 code.
> 
> I was looking more closely at this code, and wondering two things:
> - why not just use the existing inode->i_version field instead of
>   adding a new i_change_attribute?  The i_version is not used by
>   the VFS at all, and only for detecting directory modifications in
>   ext3 (where it has the same semantic as the new i_change_attribute
>   anyways).  This avoids bloating the VFS inode more than it already is.
> - why not just do an increment of i_version in ext3_do_update_inode()?
>   That is ext3_dirty_inode->ext3_mark_inode_dirty->ext3_mark_iloc_dirty()
>   and also handles all of the VFS locations that call notify_change().
>   This MUST be called anywhere that we make a persistent change to the
>   inode in order to flush it to disk.  That would reduce the patch to
>   a few lines at most.  I don't think there are any places we need to
>   supplement this (even mmap IO or writes to a hole will update mtime).
> 
> Cheers, Andreas
> --
> Andreas Dilger
> Principal Software Engineer
> Cluster File Systems, Inc.
> 
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