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Date:	Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:20:45 +1000
From:	Dave Chinner <>
To:	Zhi Yong Wu <>
	Zhi Yong Wu <>
Subject: Re: [RFC v2 03/10] vfs: add one new mount option '-o hottrack'

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 10:56:08AM +0800, Zhi Yong Wu wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Dave Chinner <> wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 08:56:28PM +0800, wrote:
> >> From: Zhi Yong Wu <>
> >>
> >>   Introduce one new mount option '-o hottrack',
> >> and add its parsing support.
> >>   Its usage looks like:
> >>    mount -o hottrack
> >>    mount -o nouser,hottrack
> >>    mount -o nouser,hottrack,loop
> >>    mount -o hottrack,nouser
> >
> > I think that this option parsing should be done by the filesystem,
> > even though the tracking functionality is in the VFS. That way ony
> > the filesystems that can use the tracking information will turn it
> > on, rather than being able to turn it on for everything regardless
> > of whether it is useful or not.
> >
> > Along those lines, just using a normal superblock flag to indicate
> > it is active (e.g. MS_HOT_INODE_TRACKING in sb->s_flags) means you
> > don't need to allocate the sb->s_hot_info structure just to be able
> > to check whether we are tracking hot inodes or not.
> >
> > This then means the hot inode tracking for the superblock can be
> > initialised by the filesystem as part of it's fill_super method,
> > along with the filesystem specific code that will use the hot
> > tracking information the VFS gathers....
> I can see what you mean, but don't know if other guys also agree with this.
> If so, all FS specific code which use hot tracking feature wll have to add
> the same chunk of code in it fill_super method. Is it good?

Most filesystems will only need to add 3-4 lines of code to their
existing parser, so it's not a big deal I think...


Dave Chinner
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