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Date:	Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:47:57 -0700 (PDT)
From:	Dan Magenheimer <dan.magenheimer@...cle.com>
To:	Minchan Kim <minchan.kim@...il.com>
Cc:	Chris Mason <chris.mason@...cle.com>, viro@...iv.linux.org.uk,
	akpm@...ux-foundation.org, adilger.kernel@...ger.ca, tytso@....edu,
	mfasheh@...e.com, jlbec@...lplan.org, matthew@....cx,
	linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
	ocfs2-devel@....oracle.com, linux-mm@...ck.org, hch@...radead.org,
	ngupta@...are.org, jeremy@...p.org, JBeulich@...ell.com,
	Kurt Hackel <kurt.hackel@...cle.com>, npiggin@...nel.dk,
	Dave Mccracken <dave.mccracken@...cle.com>, riel@...hat.com,
	avi@...hat.com, Konrad Wilk <konrad.wilk@...cle.com>,
	mel@....ul.ie, yinghan@...gle.com, gthelen@...gle.com,
	torvalds@...ux-foundation.org
Subject: RE: [PATCH V8 4/8] mm/fs: add hooks to support cleancache

Hi Minchan --

> First of all, thanks for resolving conflict with my patch.

You're welcome!  As I pointed out offlist, yours was the first
change in MM that caused any semantic changes to the cleancache
core hooks patch since before 2.6.18.
 
> Before I suggested a thing about cleancache_flush_page,
> cleancache_flush_inode.
> 
> what's the meaning of flush's semantic?
> I thought it means invalidation.
> AFAIC, how about change flush with invalidate?

I'm not sure the words "flush" and "invalidate" are defined
precisely or used consistently everywhere in computer
science, but I think that "invalidate" is to destroy
a "pointer" to some data, but not necessarily destroy the
data itself.   And "flush" means to actually remove
the data.  So one would "invalidate a mapping" but one
would "flush a cache".

Since cleancache_flush_page and cleancache_flush_inode
semantically remove data from cleancache, I think flush
is a better name than invalidate.

Does that make sense?

Thanks,
Dan
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