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Date:	Mon, 1 Oct 2007 23:58:31 -0600
From:	Andreas Dilger <>
To:	Avantika Mathur <>
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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