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Date:   Fri,  2 Dec 2022 19:39:25 +0100
From:   Jan Kara <>
To:     Ted Tso <>
Cc:     <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>,
        Ritesh Harjani <>, Jan Kara <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/11] ext4: Stop using ext4_writepage() for writeout of ordered data


this patch series modifies ext4 so that we stop using ext4_writepage() for
writeout of ordered data during transaction commit (through
generic_writepages() from jbd2_journal_submit_inode_data_buffers()). Instead we
directly call ext4_writepages() from the
ext4_journal_submit_inode_data_buffers(). This is part of Christoph's effort
to get rid of the .writepage() callback in all filesystems.

I have also modified ext4_writepages() to use write_cache_pages() instead of
generic_writepages() so now we don't expose .writepage hook at all. We still
keep ext4_writepage() as a callback for write_cache_pages(). We should refactor
that path as well and get rid of ext4_writepage() completely but that is for a
separate cleanup. Also note that jbd2 still uses generic_writepages() in its
jbd2_journal_submit_inode_data_buffers() helper because it is still used from
OCFS2. Again, something to be dealt with in a separate patchset.

Changes since v1:
* Added Reviewed-by tags from Ritesh
* Added patch to get rid of generic_writepages() in ext4_writepages()
* Added patch to get rid of .writepage hook

Previous versions:
Link: # v1

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