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Date:	Thu, 8 Mar 2012 20:02:07 -0500
From:	Chris Mason <chris.mason@...cle.com>
To:	"Ted Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
Cc:	Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@...asas.com>, Zach Brown <zab@...bo.net>,
	Eric Sandeen <sandeen@...hat.com>,
	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH, RFC] Don't do page stablization if
 !CONFIG_BLKDEV_INTEGRITY

On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 04:41:48PM -0500, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 04:38:08PM -0500, Chris Mason wrote:
> > Btrfs currently does this, and the DIF code is by definition right
> > before the write.  The pages really only get set writeback when they are
> > being sent in flight, so the waiting being done by the stable pages
> > patch is file_write or page_mkwrite being polite and waiting for the IO
> > to finish before changing the page.
> 
> Right before submission to the bio layer?  Or right before the device
> driver sends the request to the host bus adapter?  I was thinking of
> the latter....

blktrace can probably give us numbers for how big that wait is, but
hopefully it is very small.  If it is too big, you can always bump
nr_requests.

Btrfs crcs before submit_bio, not sure when the dif code does it.

-chris
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