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Date:   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:53:37 +0200
From:   Jan Kara <>
To:     Matthew Bobrowski <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 09/12] ext4: move inode extension/truncate code out
 from ->iomap_end() callback

On Mon 21-10-19 20:18:56, Matthew Bobrowski wrote:
> In preparation for implementing the iomap direct I/O modifications,
> the inode extension/truncate code needs to be moved out from the
> ext4_iomap_end() callback. For direct I/O, if the current code
> remained, it would behave incorrrectly. Updating the inode size prior
> to converting unwritten extents would potentially allow a racing
> direct I/O read to find unwritten extents before being converted
> correctly.
> The inode extension/truncate code now resides within a new helper
> ext4_handle_inode_extension(). This function has been designed so that
> it can accommodate for both DAX and direct I/O extension/truncate
> operations.
> Signed-off-by: Matthew Bobrowski <>
> ---
>  fs/ext4/file.c  | 71 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  fs/ext4/inode.c | 48 +--------------------------------
>  2 files changed, 71 insertions(+), 48 deletions(-)

The patch looks good to me. You can add:

Reviewed-by: Jan Kara <>

One nit below:

> +static ssize_t ext4_handle_inode_extension(struct inode *inode, ssize_t written,
> +					   loff_t offset, size_t count)

IMHO a bit more logical ordering of arguments would be 'inode, offset,
written, count'...

Jan Kara <>

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