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Date:	Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:49:42 +0200
From:	Jan Kara <>
To:	Surbhi Palande <>
Cc:, Jan Kara <>,
	Ted Tso <>
Subject: Re: ext4: delayed allocation support and mmap


On Wed 17-08-11 14:02:09, Surbhi Palande wrote:
> Current ext4_page_mkwrite() implementation always allocates a block
> through  ext4_get_block_write() or ext4_get_block().
  Why do you think so? Look at:
        /* Delalloc case is easy... */
        if (test_opt(inode->i_sb, DELALLOC) &&
            !ext4_should_journal_data(inode) &&
            !ext4_nonda_switch(inode->i_sb)) {
                do {
                        ret = __block_page_mkwrite(vma, vmf,
                } while (ret == -ENOSPC &&
                       ext4_should_retry_alloc(inode->i_sb, &retries));
                goto out_ret;

Jan Kara <>
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