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Date:   Wed, 9 Oct 2019 00:11:45 -0700
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
To:     Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
Cc:     Matthew Bobrowski <mbobrowski@...browski.org>, tytso@....edu,
        adilger.kernel@...ger.ca, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, hch@...radead.org,
        david@...morbit.com, darrick.wong@...cle.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 8/8] ext4: introduce direct I/O write path using iomap
 infrastructure

On Tue, Oct 08, 2019 at 05:12:38PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> Seeing how difficult it is when a filesystem wants to complete the iocb
> synchronously (regardless whether it is async or sync) and have all the
> information in one place for further processing, I think it would be the
> easiest to provide iomap_dio_rw_wait() that forces waiting for the iocb to
> complete *and* returns the appropriate return value instead of pretty
> useless EIOCBQUEUED. It is actually pretty trivial (patch attached). With
> this we can then just call iomap_dio_rw_sync() for the inode extension case
> with ->end_io doing just the unwritten extent processing and then call
> ext4_handle_inode_extension() from ext4_direct_write_iter() where we would
> have all the information we need.
> 
> Christoph, Darrick, what do you think about extending iomap like in the
> attached patch (plus sample use in XFS)?

I vaguely remember suggesting something like this but Brian or Dave
convinced me it wasn't a good idea.  This will require a trip to the
xfs or fsdevel archives from when the inode_dio_wait was added in XFS.

But if we decide it actully works this time around please don't add the
__ variant but just add the parameter to iomap_dio_rw directly.

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