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Date:   Fri, 8 Jan 2021 10:14:36 +0100
From:   Christoph Hellwig <>
To:     Eric Biggers <>
Cc:     Jan Kara <>,,,,, Theodore Ts'o <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/13] fs: add a lazytime_expired method

On Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 02:05:57PM -0800, Eric Biggers wrote:
> The XFS developers might have a different opinion though, as they were the ones
> who requested it originally:
> Any thoughts from anyone about whether we should still introduce a separate
> notification for lazytime expiration, vs. just using ->dirty_inode(I_DIRTY_SYNC)
> with I_DIRTY_TIME in i_state?

I still find the way ->dirty_inode is used very confusing, but with this
series and Jan's first patch I think we have a good enough state for now
and don't need to add a method just for XFS.  I still think it might make
sense to eventually revisit how file systems are notified about dirtying.

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