lists.openwall.net   lists  /  announce  owl-users  owl-dev  john-users  john-dev  passwdqc-users  yescrypt  popa3d-users  /  oss-security  kernel-hardening  musl  sabotage  tlsify  passwords  /  crypt-dev  xvendor  /  Bugtraq  Full-Disclosure  linux-kernel  linux-netdev  linux-ext4  linux-hardening  PHC 
Open Source and information security mailing list archives
 
Hash Suite: Windows password security audit tool. GUI, reports in PDF.
[<prev] [next>] [<thread-prev] [thread-next>] [day] [month] [year] [list]
Date:	Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:11:28 +1000
From:	David Chinner <dgc@....com>
To:	"Amit K. Arora" <aarora@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:	David Chinner <dgc@....com>,
	Suparna Bhattacharya <suparna@...ibm.com>, torvalds@...l.org,
	akpm@...ux-foundation.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
	xfs@....sgi.com, cmm@...ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] fallocate() implementation in i86, x86_64 and powerpc

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 11:46:52AM +0530, Amit K. Arora wrote:
> On Sat, May 12, 2007 at 06:01:57PM +1000, David Chinner wrote:
> > Minimal definition to replace what applicaitons use on XFS and to
> > support poasix_fallocate are the thre that have been mentioned so
> > far (FA_ALLOCATE, FA_PREALLOCATE, FA_DEALLOCATE). I'll document them
> > all in a man page...
> 
> Hi Dave,
> 
> Did you get time to write the above man page ? It will help to push
> further patches in time (eg. for FA_PREALLOCATE mode).

No, I didn't. Instead of working on new preallocation stuff, I've
been spending all my time fixing bugs found by new and interesting
(ab)uses of preallocation and hole punching.

> The idea I had was to push the patch with bare minimum functionality
> (FA_ALLOCATE and FA_DEALLOCATE modes) and parallely finalize on other
> new mode(s) based on the man page you planned to provide.

Push them. I'll just make XFS work with whatever is provided.
Is there a test harness for the syscall yet?

Cheers,

Dave.
-- 
Dave Chinner
Principal Engineer
SGI Australian Software Group
-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-ext4" in
the body of a message to majordomo@...r.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Powered by blists - more mailing lists