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Date:   Sat, 11 Nov 2023 11:56:52 +1100
From:   Dave Chinner <>
To:     Sarthak Kukreti <>
        Jens Axboe <>,
        Mike Snitzer <>,
        "Darrick J . Wong" <>,
        Christoph Hellwig <>,
        Brian Foster <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 0/3] [PATCH v9 0/3] Introduce provisioning primitives

On Thu, Nov 09, 2023 at 05:01:35PM -0800, Sarthak Kukreti wrote:
> Hi,
> This patch series is version 9 of the patch series to introduce
> block-level provisioning mechanism (original [1]), which is useful for
> provisioning space across thinly provisioned storage architectures (loop
> devices backed by sparse files, dm-thin devices, virtio-blk). This
> series has minimal changes over v8[2], with a couple of patches dropped
> (suggested by Dave).
> This patch series is rebased from the linux-dm/dm-6.5-provision-support
> [3] on to (a12deb44f973 Merge tag 'input-for-v6.7-rc0' ...). The final 
> patch in the series is a blktest (suggested by Dave in 4) which was used
> to test out the provisioning flow for loop devices on sparse files on an
> ext4 filesystem.

What happened to the XFS patch I sent to support provisioning for
fallocate() operations through XFS?


Dave Chinner

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