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Date:	Mon, 1 Oct 2007 23:58:31 -0600
From:	Andreas Dilger <adilger@...sterfs.com>
To:	Avantika Mathur <mathur@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:	linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: Ext4 devel interlock meeting minutes (October 1, 2007)

On Oct 01, 2007  15:10 -0700, Avantika Mathur wrote:
> Delayed Allocation:
> - There has been an lkml thread about these patches.
> - We have and approach that works for ext4, implemented at the vfs 
> level, but unless we can prove it can work for other filesystems, it 
> will not be accepted.  
> - Christoph Hellwig has commented that these patches will not work for 
> XFS.  

Hmm, but I thought that Christoph also agreed that it would be OK to
get the ext4 delalloc code merged separately, so long as it doesn't
need big/any changes to the VFS to implement it.  It might be that the
ext4 and XFS code is different enough that they cannot share the
delayed allocation code.

Cheers, Andreas
--
Andreas Dilger
Principal Software Engineer
Cluster File Systems, Inc.

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