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Date:	Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:21:19 -0400 (EDT)
From:	Lukáš Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
To:	Lukáš Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
cc:	Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
	tytso@....edu, hughd@...gle.com, linux-mm@...ck.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/15 v2] mm: add invalidatepage_range address space
 operation

On Wed, 5 Sep 2012, Lukáš Czerner wrote:

> Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:42:54 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Lukáš Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
> To: Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
> Cc: Luk?? Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>,
>     Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
>     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, tytso@....edu, hughd@...gle.com,
>     linux-mm@...ck.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/15 v2] mm: add invalidatepage_range address space
>     operation
> 
> On Wed, 5 Sep 2012, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 
> > Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:56:48 -0400
> > From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
> > To: Luk?? Czerner <lczerner@...hat.com>
> > Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
> >     linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, tytso@....edu, hughd@...gle.com,
> >     linux-mm@...ck.org
> > Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/15 v2] mm: add invalidatepage_range address space
> >     operation
> > 
> > On Wed, Sep 05, 2012 at 10:36:00AM -0400, Luk?? Czerner wrote:
> > > However if we would want to keep ->invalidatepage_range() and
> > > ->invalidatepage() completely separate then we would have to have
> > > separate truncate_inode_pages_range() and truncate_pagecache_range()
> > > as well for the separation to actually matter. And IMO this would be
> > > much worse...
> > 
> > What's the problem with simply changing the ->invalidatepage prototype
> > to always pass the range and updating all instances for it?
> > 
> 
> The problem is that it would require me to implement this
> functionality for _all_ the file systems, because it is not just
> about changing the prototype, but also changing the implementation to
> be able to handle unaligned end of the range. This change would
> involve 20 file systems.
> 
> It is not impossible though... so if people think that it's the
> right way to go, then I guess it can be done.
> 
> -Lukas

Are there still any objections or comments about this ?

-Lukas

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