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Date:   Thu, 28 May 2020 23:15:00 -0400
From:   "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <>
To:     Jens Axboe <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ext4: don't block for O_DIRECT if IOCB_NOWAIT is set

On Sun, May 24, 2020 at 04:53:16PM -0600, Jens Axboe wrote:
> Running with some debug patches to detect illegal blocking triggered the
> extend/unaligned condition in ext4. If ext4 needs to extend the file (and
> hence go to buffered IO), or if the app is doing unaligned IO, then ext4
> asks the iomap code to wait for IO completion. If the caller asked for
> no-wait semantics by setting IOCB_NOWAIT, then ext4 should return -EAGAIN
> instead.
> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>

Thanks, applied.

					- Ted

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