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Date:	Thu, 14 Apr 2011 11:45:59 -0700
From:	Mingming Cao <cmm@...ibm.com>
To:	Yongqiang Yang <xiaoqiangnk@...il.com>
Cc:	"Ted Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
	achender@...ux.vnet.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH REC 0/3] ext4:Factor common code from convert and split
 unwritten.

On Thu, 2011-04-14 at 22:34 +0800, Yongqiang Yang wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Ted Ts'o <tytso@....edu> wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:40:48PM -0700, Yongqiang Yang wrote:
> >> These patches factor common code from ext4_ext_convert_to_initialized() and
> >> ext4_split_unwritten_extents(), so that extent-move-on-write in snapshot and
> >> punch-hole can be built on the common code as well.
> >>
> >> ext4:Add a function merging extent right and left.
> >> ext4:Add two functions splitting an extent.
> >> ext4:Reimplement convert and split_unwritten.
> >
> > Hi Yongqiang,
> >
> > I'd like to hear back from Mingming and Allison about whether these
> > patches conflict with their punch patches, since my understanding was
> > they were planning on doing very similar things (and at least would be
> > working in the very similar parts of the code).
> >
> > I agree that the extents code here could definitely use this cleanup,
> > and I'm really glad that you worked on this; thank you!  I just want
> > to make sure work you are doing is coordinated with the work that
> > Allison and Mingming are working on.
> 
> I knew it and Mingming told me that common code should be factor out
> in previous emails.  so I cced patches to Mingming and Allison.
> extent-move-on-write in ext4-snapshots needs a function splitting an
> initialized extent.
> 
> These patches indeed need advices, reviews  and even tests from
> Mingming and Allison.

Hi Yongqiang,

Thanks for working on this. I took a try before linux filesystem and
storage summit and didn't get completed. I was slightly concerned about
the amount of complexity to adding flags in order to merging the common
code. It's good to hear that you get this far and I will review it.

Allison is working on re-use the direct IO version split code in her
punch hole work, but leave the buffered IO version code unchanged. 

Mingming

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