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Date:   Fri, 23 Sep 2022 01:45:44 -0700
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>
To:     Sarthak Kukreti <sarthakkukreti@...omium.org>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>, dm-devel@...hat.com,
        linux-block@...r.kernel.org, linux-ext4@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>,
        "Michael S . Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>,
        Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>,
        Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@...hat.com>,
        Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@...hat.com>,
        Alasdair Kergon <agk@...hat.com>,
        Mike Snitzer <snitzer@...nel.org>,
        Theodore Ts'o <tytso@....edu>,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@...ger.ca>,
        Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@...gle.com>,
        Daniil Lunev <dlunev@...gle.com>,
        Evan Green <evgreen@...gle.com>,
        Gwendal Grignou <gwendal@...gle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 4/8] fs: Introduce FALLOC_FL_PROVISION

On Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 10:54:32PM -0700, Sarthak Kukreti wrote:
> [ mmc0blkp1 | ext4(1) | sparse file | loop | dm-thinp | dm-thin | ext4(2) ]
> 
> would be predicated on the guarantees of fallocate() per allocation
> layer; if ext4(1) was replaced by a filesystem that did not support
> fallocate(), then there would be no guarantee that a write to a file
> on ext4(2) succeeds.

a write or any unlimited number of writes?

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