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Date:   Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:55:09 +0100
From:   Matthew Wilcox <>
To:     Christoph Hellwig <>
Cc:     Dave Chinner <>,
        Goldwyn Rodrigues <>,
        Damien Le Moal <>,
        Naohiro Aota <>,
        Johannes Thumshirn <>,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] iomap: fall back to buffered writes for invalidation

On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 09:46:33AM +0200, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Failing to invalid the page cache means data in incoherent, which is
> a very bad state for the system.  Always fall back to buffered I/O
> through the page cache if we can't invalidate mappings.

Is that the right approach though?  I don't have a full picture in my head,
but wouldn't we be better off marking these pages as !Uptodate and doing
the direct I/O?

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