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Date:	Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:59:02 -0500
From:	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>
To:	Lukas Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
CC:	"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>,
	Ext4 Developers List <linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: don't give the "disabling delalloc" if not explicitly
 specified

On 8/15/11 5:14 AM, Lukas Czerner wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Aug 2011, Theodore Ts'o wrote:
> 
>> If both delalloc and data=journalled are enabled, then a warning
>> message that delalloc will be disabled is displayed at mount time.
>> Since delalloc is the default, this means this warning is always
>> printed which really isn't necessary.  So disable the warning message
>> unless the user explicitly asked for delalloc.
> 
> Hi Ted,
> 
> that seems a bit confusing. Since delalloc is the default how would the
> user know that it will be disabled if data=journalled mode is used ?
> That said, if users are complaining about the warning so lets at least
> add this information into mount man page, but if they are not I am not
> sure that we really need to change that.

I concur...

The giant behavior-options switch in ext4 is confusing enough; if enabling
one option disables another default option, I think that explicitly stating
it in the logs is useful.  Doing so silently just covers up the behavior.

If users are unhappy with the message, it's probably more because of 
the fact of the matter, and not because of the presentation of the fact.  :)

IOW, what does this patch really improve?

-Eric

> Thanks!
> -Lukas
> 
> 
>>
>> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
>> ---
>>  fs/ext4/ext4.h  |    2 ++
>>  fs/ext4/super.c |    6 ++++--
>>  2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/fs/ext4/ext4.h b/fs/ext4/ext4.h
>> index be593d5..b98b5a1 100644
>> --- a/fs/ext4/ext4.h
>> +++ b/fs/ext4/ext4.h
>> @@ -916,6 +916,8 @@ struct ext4_inode_info {
>>  #define EXT4_MOUNT_DISCARD		0x40000000 /* Issue DISCARD requests */
>>  #define EXT4_MOUNT_INIT_INODE_TABLE	0x80000000 /* Initialize uninitialized itables */
>>  
>> +#define EXT4_MOUNT2_DELALLOC_EXPLICIT	0x00000001 /* specified by user */
>> +
>>  #define clear_opt(sb, opt)		EXT4_SB(sb)->s_mount_opt &= \
>>  						~EXT4_MOUNT_##opt
>>  #define set_opt(sb, opt)		EXT4_SB(sb)->s_mount_opt |= \
>> diff --git a/fs/ext4/super.c b/fs/ext4/super.c
>> index 44d0c8d..447eb45 100644
>> --- a/fs/ext4/super.c
>> +++ b/fs/ext4/super.c
>> @@ -1817,6 +1817,7 @@ set_qf_format:
>>  			break;
>>  		case Opt_delalloc:
>>  			set_opt(sb, DELALLOC);
>> +			set_opt2(sb, DELALLOC_EXPLICIT);
>>  			break;
>>  		case Opt_block_validity:
>>  			set_opt(sb, BLOCK_VALIDITY);
>> @@ -3681,8 +3682,9 @@ no_journal:
>>  
>>  	if (test_opt(sb, DELALLOC) &&
>>  	    (test_opt(sb, DATA_FLAGS) == EXT4_MOUNT_JOURNAL_DATA)) {
>> -		ext4_msg(sb, KERN_WARNING, "Ignoring delalloc option - "
>> -			 "requested data journaling mode");
>> +		if (test_opt2(sb, DELALLOC_EXPLICIT))
>> +			ext4_msg(sb, KERN_WARNING, "Ignoring delalloc option "
>> +				 "- requested data journaling mode");
>>  		clear_opt(sb, DELALLOC);
>>  	}
>>  	if (test_opt(sb, DIOREAD_NOLOCK)) {
>>
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