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Date:   Tue, 5 Nov 2019 11:28:55 -0500
From:   "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>
To:     Matthew Bobrowski <mbobrowski@...browski.org>
Cc:     jack@...e.cz, adilger.kernel@...ger.ca, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, riteshh@...ux.ibm.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v7 11/11] ext4: introduce direct I/O write using iomap
 infrastructure

On Tue, Nov 05, 2019 at 11:02:39PM +1100, Matthew Bobrowski wrote:
> +	ret = iomap_dio_rw(iocb, from, &ext4_iomap_ops, &ext4_dio_write_ops,
> +			   is_sync_kiocb(iocb) || unaligned_aio || extend);
> +
> +	if (extend)
> +		ret = ext4_handle_inode_extension(inode, offset, ret, count);
> +

Can we do a slight optimization here like this?

	ret = iomap_dio_rw(iocb, from, &ext4_iomap_ops, &ext4_dio_write_ops,
			   is_sync_kiocb(iocb) || unaligned_aio || extend);

	if (extend && ret != -EBIOCQUEUED)
		ret = ext4_handle_inode_extension(inode, offset, ret, count);


If iomap_dio_rw() returns -EBIOCQUEUED, there's no need to do any of
the ext4_handle_inode_extension --- in particular, there's no need to
call ext4_truncate_failed_write(), which has a bunch of extra
overhead, including taking and releasing i_data_sem.

	  	    	       		 - Ted

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