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Date:	Mon, 16 Jun 2008 11:41:38 +0800
From:	Shen Feng <>
CC:	"Aneesh Kumar K.V" <>,
	Theodore Tso <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH -v2] ext4: Use inode preallocation with -o noextents

Mingming Cao Wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 14:13 +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 11:22:20PM -0400, Theodore Tso wrote:
>>> when I moved this patch to the beginning of the unstable patch queue,
>>> it didn't apply.  When I tried to look at it, my head started
>>> spinning.  The patch applied to the wrong function, apparently,
>>> because there is so much code duplication "patch" got confused.  I
>>> can't blame it, though, because *I* got confused.  


>> diff --git a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
>> index 09922ae..a810a21 100644
>> --- a/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
>> +++ b/fs/ext4/mballoc.c
>> @@ -4048,7 +4048,7 @@ ext4_fsblk_t ext4_mb_new_blocks(handle_t *handle,
>>  	sbi = EXT4_SB(sb);
>>  	if (!test_opt(sb, MBALLOC)) {
>> -		block = ext4_new_blocks_old(handle, ar->inode, ar->goal,
>> +		block = ext4_orlov_new_blocks(handle, ar->inode, ar->goal,
>>  					    &(ar->len), errp);
>>  		return block;
>>  	}
> when we get to ext4_mb_new_blocks, don't we already tested MBALLOC is
> turned on?

ext4_ext_get_blocks calls ext4_mb_new_blocks. So we have to check this.
So maybe ext4_ext_get_blocks should call ext4_new_blocks and 
we can remove this check.

-Shen Feng

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