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Date:   Thu, 16 May 2019 10:23:42 -0400
From:   Vivek Goyal <>
To:     Dan Williams <>
Cc:     linux-fsdevel <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        KVM list <>,
        linux-nvdimm <>,
        Steven Whitehouse <>,
        "Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <>,
        Stefan Hajnoczi <>,
        Miklos Szeredi <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 12/30] dax: remove block device dependencies

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 05:21:51PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:

> It just seems to me that we should stop pretending that the
> filesystem-dax facility requires block devices and try to move this
> functionality to generically use a dax device across all interfaces.

That sounds reasonable and will help with our use case where we don't
have the block device at all.


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