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Date:   Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:25:01 +1100
From:   Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>
To:     Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>
Cc:     linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox@...rosoft.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/62] XArray November 2017 Edition

On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 01:06:37PM -0800, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> From: Matthew Wilcox <mawilcox@...rosoft.com>
> 
> I've lost count of the number of times I've posted the XArray before,
> so time for a new numbering scheme.  Here're two earlier versions,
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/3/17/724
> https://lwn.net/Articles/715948/ (this one's more loquacious in its
> description of things that are better about the radix tree API than the
> XArray).
> 
> This time around, I've gone for an approach of many small changes.
> Unfortunately, that means you get 62 moderate patches instead of dozens
> of big ones.

Where's the API documentation that tells things like constraints
about locking and lock-less lookups via RCU?

e.g. I notice in the XFS patches you seem to randomly strip out
rcu_read_lock/unlock() pairs that are currently around radix tree
lookup operations without explanation. Without documentation
describing how this stuff is supposed to work, review is somewhat
difficult...

Cheers,

Dave.
-- 
Dave Chinner
david@...morbit.com

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