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Date:   Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:01:03 +0100
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox@...rosoft.com>,
        "linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org" <linux-nvdimm@...ts.01.org>,
        Brian Boylston <brian.boylston@....com>,
        Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>, Jan Kara <jack@...e.cz>,
        Toshi Kani <toshi.kani@....com>,
        Mike Snitzer <snitzer@...hat.com>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "x86@...nel.org" <x86@...nel.org>, Jeff Moyer <jmoyer@...hat.com>,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...com>,
        "dm-devel@...hat.com" <dm-devel@...hat.com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Al Viro <viro@...iv.linux.org.uk>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>,
        "linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Ross Zwisler <ross.zwisler@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/13] dax, pmem: move cpu cache maintenance to
        libnvdimm

On Sun, Jan 22, 2017 at 09:30:23AM -0800, Dan Williams wrote:
> So are you saying we need a way to go from a block_device inode to a
> dax_device inode and then look up the dax_operations from there?
> 
> A filesystem, if it so chooses, could mount on top of the dax_device
> inode directly?

Sentence 1: maybe if we have to.  Sentence 2: absolutely.

> I did add a dax_superblock for the device-dax character device
> representation I could refactor that so the block_device presentation
> of a namespace and a character device presentation are just different
> layers on top of the base-level dax inode.

That's a good start.

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