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Date:	Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:52:14 +0000 (UTC)
From:	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>
To:	Matthew Wilcox <willy@...ux.intel.com>
Cc:	Matthew Wilcox <matthew.r.wilcox@...el.com>,
	linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v11 07/21] dax,ext2: Replace XIP read and write with DAX
 I/O

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Matthew Wilcox" <willy@...ux.intel.com>
> To: "Mathieu Desnoyers" <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>
> Cc: "Matthew Wilcox" <matthew.r.wilcox@...el.com>, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
> linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2014 12:33:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [PATCH v11 07/21] dax,ext2: Replace XIP read and write with DAX I/O
> 
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 03:51:12PM -0400, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:50:27AM +0200, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > > > +			if (rw == WRITE) {
> > > > +				if (!buffer_mapped(bh)) {
> > > > +					retval = -EIO;
> > > > +					/* FIXME: fall back to buffered I/O */
> > > 
> > > Fallback on buffered I/O would void guarantee about having data stored
> > > into persistent memory after write returns. Not sure we actually want
> > > that.
> > 
> > Yeah, I think that comment is just stale.  I can't see a way in which
> > buffered I/O would succeed after DAX I/O falis.
> 
> On further consideration, I think the whole thing is just foolish.
> I don't see how get_block(create == 1) can return success *and* a buffer
> that is !mapped.

Perhaps a safe approach could be to put a BUG_ON() to check this assumption ?

Thanks,

Mathieu

> 
> So I did this nice simplification:
> 
> -                       if (rw == WRITE) {
> -                               if (!buffer_mapped(bh)) {
> -                                       retval = -EIO;
> -                                       /* FIXME: fall back to buffered I/O
> */
> -                                       break;
> -                               }
> -                               hole = false;
> -                       } else {
> -                               hole = !buffer_written(bh);
> -                       }
> +                       hole = (rw != WRITE) && !buffer_written(bh);
> 
> (compile-tested only; I'm going to run all the changes through xfstests
> next week when I'm back home before sending out a v12).
> 



-- 
Mathieu Desnoyers
EfficiOS Inc.
http://www.efficios.com
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