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Date:	Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:30:41 +0800
From:	Zhi Yong Wu <zwu.kernel@...il.com>
To:	Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>
Cc:	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-btrfs@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
	linuxram@...ux.vnet.ibm.com, viro@...iv.linux.org.uk,
	cmm@...ibm.com, tytso@....edu, marco.stornelli@...il.com,
	stroetmann@...olinux.com, diegocg@...il.com, chris@...muel.org,
	Zhi Yong Wu <wuzhy@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC v2 03/10] vfs: add one new mount option '-o hottrack'

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com> wrote:
> 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 <david@...morbit.com> wrote:
>> > On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 08:56:28PM +0800, zwu.kernel@...il.com wrote:
>> >> From: Zhi Yong Wu <wuzhy@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> >>
>> >>   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...
OK, i try to do it. thanks a lot.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dave.
> --
> Dave Chinner
> david@...morbit.com



-- 
Regards,

Zhi Yong Wu
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