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Date:   Sun, 20 Oct 2019 08:59:31 -0700
From:   ira.weiny@...el.com
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>,
        Alexander Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@...cle.com>,
        Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
        Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH 1/5] fs/stat: Define DAX statx attribute

From: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>

In order for users to determine if a file is currently operating in DAX
mode (effective DAX).  Define a statx attribute value and set that
attribute if the effective DAX flag is set.

To go along with this we propose the following addition to the statx man
page:

STATX_ATTR_DAX

	DAX (cpu direct access) is a file mode that attempts to minimize
	software cache effects for both I/O and memory mappings of this
	file.  It requires a capable device, a compatible filesystem
	block size, and filesystem opt-in. It generally assumes all
	accesses are via cpu load / store instructions which can
	minimize overhead for small accesses, but adversely affect cpu
	utilization for large transfers. File I/O is done directly
	to/from user-space buffers. While the DAX property tends to
	result in data being transferred synchronously it does not give
	the guarantees of synchronous I/O that data and necessary
	metadata are transferred. Memory mapped I/O may be performed
	with direct mappings that bypass system memory buffering. Again
	while memory-mapped I/O tends to result in data being
	transferred synchronously it does not guarantee synchronous
	metadata updates. A dax file may optionally support being mapped
	with the MAP_SYNC flag which does allow cpu store operations to
	be considered synchronous modulo cpu cache effects.

Signed-off-by: Ira Weiny <ira.weiny@...el.com>
---
 fs/stat.c                 | 3 +++
 include/uapi/linux/stat.h | 1 +
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/fs/stat.c b/fs/stat.c
index c38e4c2e1221..59ca360c1ffb 100644
--- a/fs/stat.c
+++ b/fs/stat.c
@@ -77,6 +77,9 @@ int vfs_getattr_nosec(const struct path *path, struct kstat *stat,
 	if (IS_AUTOMOUNT(inode))
 		stat->attributes |= STATX_ATTR_AUTOMOUNT;
 
+	if (inode->i_flags & S_DAX)
+		stat->attributes |= STATX_ATTR_DAX;
+
 	if (inode->i_op->getattr)
 		return inode->i_op->getattr(path, stat, request_mask,
 					    query_flags);
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/stat.h b/include/uapi/linux/stat.h
index 7b35e98d3c58..5b0962121ef7 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/stat.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/stat.h
@@ -169,6 +169,7 @@ struct statx {
 #define STATX_ATTR_ENCRYPTED		0x00000800 /* [I] File requires key to decrypt in fs */
 
 #define STATX_ATTR_AUTOMOUNT		0x00001000 /* Dir: Automount trigger */
+#define STATX_ATTR_DAX			0x00002000 /* [I] File is DAX */
 
 
 #endif /* _UAPI_LINUX_STAT_H */
-- 
2.20.1

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