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Date:   Thu, 7 Jan 2021 14:58:37 +0000
From:   Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
To:     Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>
Cc:     Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...nel.org>, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org, linux-f2fs-devel@...ts.sourceforge.net,
        linux-xfs@...r.kernel.org, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>, stable@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 01/13] fs: avoid double-writing inodes on lazytime
 expiration

On Thu, Jan 07, 2021 at 03:47:09PM +0100, Jan Kara wrote:
> I think attached patch (compile-tested only) should actually fix the
> problem as well without this special ->dirty_inode() call. It basically
> only moves the mark_inode_dirty_sync() before inode->i_state clearing.
> Because conceptually mark_inode_dirty_sync() is IMO the right function to
> call. It will take care of clearing I_DIRTY_TIME flag (because we are
> setting I_DIRTY_SYNC), it will also not touch inode->i_io_list if the inode
> is queued for sync (I_SYNC_QUEUED is set in that case). The only problem
> with calling it was that it was called *after* clearing dirty bits from
> i_state... What do you think?

I like this patch far more, fwiw.

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