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Date:   Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:14:52 +1100
From:   Matthew Bobrowski <>
To:     Ritesh Harjani <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 01/12] ext4: move set iomap routines into separate
 helper ext4_set_iomap()

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:01:51PM +0530, Ritesh Harjani wrote:
> On 10/21/19 2:47 PM, Matthew Bobrowski wrote:
> > Separate the iomap field population chunk of code that is currently
> > within ext4_iomap_begin() into a new helper called
> > ext4_set_iomap(). The intent of this function is self explanatory,
> > however the rationale behind doing so is to also reduce the overall
> > clutter that we currently have within the ext4_iomap_begin() callback.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Matthew Bobrowski <>
> Could you please re-arrange patch sequence in this fashion.
> 1. Patch-11 (re-ordering of unwritten flags)
> 2. Patch-8 (trylock in IOCB_NOWAIT cases)
> 3. Patch-2 (should explain offset & len in this patch)
> 4. Patch-1 (this patch).

No objections to this. Just needing to do a little shuffle here and there.

> This is so that some of these are anyway fixes or refactoring
> which can be picked up easily, either for backporting or
> sometimes this helps in getting some of the patches in, if the patch
> series gets bigger.
> Also others (like me) can also pick some of these changes then to meet
> their dependency. :)

Sure, thanks for educating me and making me aware of this.
> This patch looks good to me. You may add:
> Reviewed-by: Ritesh Harjani <>

Thanks Ritesh!

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