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Date:   Mon, 13 Nov 2023 13:26:51 -0800
From:   Sarthak Kukreti <sarthakkukreti@...omium.org>
To:     Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com>
Cc:     dm-devel@...ts.linux.dev, linux-block@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@...r.kernel.org,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>,
        Mike Snitzer <snitzer@...nel.org>,
        "Darrick J . Wong" <djwong@...nel.org>,
        Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Brian Foster <bfoster@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 0/3] [PATCH v9 0/3] Introduce provisioning primitives

On Fri, Nov 10, 2023 at 4:56 PM Dave Chinner <david@...morbit.com> wrote:
>
> 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?
>
Apologies, I missed out on mentioning that the XFS patches work well
with loop devices.

I might have misunderstood: were those patches only for sanity testing
or would you prefer that I send those out as a part of this series? I
can whip up a quick v10 if so!

Cheers

Sarthak


> Cheers,
>
> Dave.
> --
> Dave Chinner
> david@...morbit.com

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