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From: Andreas Dilger <adilger@dilger.ca>
To: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org>,
	arnd@arndb.de, linux-afs@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-nfs@vger.kernel.org, linux-cifs@vger.kernel.org,
	samba-technical@lists.samba.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 00/12] Enhanced file stat system call
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:06:19 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <46109C88-01C8-40A1-B44B-B76BF8C119C7@dilger.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7342.1448551183@warthog.procyon.org.uk>

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On Nov 26, 2015, at 8:19 AM, David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:
> 
>> from a quick look the statx bits looks fine in general.  I think Ted
>> last time had a problem with the IOC flag allocation, so you might
>> want to ping him.
> 
> Yeah - he commented on that.
> 
>> But fsinfo with the multiplexer and the void pointer is just horrible.
>> What were you thinking there?
> 
> I think the fsinfo data struct probably wants splitting up.

Could we separate the statx() and fsinfo() submissions so that this doesn't
block statx() landing indefinitely?  I think people are generally in support
of statx() as it is today, and it's been _sooo_ long in coming that I'd hate
to see it delayed further.  The statx() syscall definitely has value without
fsinfo() to improve the life of network filesystems.

Cheers, Andreas

>  Now this could be
> done in a number of ways, including:
> 
> (1) By adding multiple syscalls (statfsx, fsinfo, netfsinfo, ...) but each
>     one needs a bit in the kernel to handle the basics (path/fd lookup,
>     security check, buffer allocation and freeing, ...) which could all be in
>     common - hence the mux method.
> 
> (2) Adding an argument to the fsinfo syscall since it has at least one
>     syscall argument spare.
> 
> (3) Offloading some of the bits to standardised xattr calls.  The large
>     string fields (domain name, volume name, ...) would seem to be obvious
>     candidates for this.
> 
> Given that the core VFS gets to manage the contents of the buffer, it
> shouldn't be as controversial as pioctl().
> 
> David
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Cheers, Andreas






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      reply	other threads:[~2015-11-26 22:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 64+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-11-20 14:54 David Howells
2015-11-20 14:54 ` [PATCH 01/12] Ext4: Fix extended timestamp encoding and decoding David Howells
     [not found]   ` <20151120145434.18930.89755.stgit-S6HVgzuS8uM4Awkfq6JHfwNdhmdF6hFW@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-24 17:37     ` Andreas Dilger
2015-11-24 17:37       ` Andreas Dilger
2015-11-24 19:36   ` Theodore Ts'o
     [not found]     ` <20151124193646.GA3482-AKGzg7BKzIDYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-24 20:10       ` Arnd Bergmann
2015-11-24 20:10         ` Arnd Bergmann
2015-11-29  2:45         ` Theodore Ts'o
2015-11-29  2:45           ` Theodore Ts'o
     [not found]           ` <20151129024555.GA31968-AKGzg7BKzIDYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-29 21:30             ` Arnd Bergmann
2015-11-29 21:30               ` Arnd Bergmann
2015-11-30 14:16               ` Theodore Ts'o
     [not found]                 ` <20151130141605.GA4316-AKGzg7BKzIDYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-30 14:37                   ` Arnd Bergmann
2015-11-30 14:37                     ` Arnd Bergmann
2015-11-30 14:46                 ` Elmar Stellnberger
2015-11-26 15:28       ` David Howells
2015-11-26 15:28         ` David Howells
2015-11-20 14:54 ` [PATCH 02/12] statx: Provide IOC flags for Windows fs attributes David Howells
     [not found]   ` <20151120145447.18930.5308.stgit-S6HVgzuS8uM4Awkfq6JHfwNdhmdF6hFW@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-24 19:52     ` Theodore Ts'o
2015-11-24 19:52       ` Theodore Ts'o
2015-11-26 15:35   ` David Howells
     [not found]   ` <7976.1448552129-S6HVgzuS8uM4Awkfq6JHfwNdhmdF6hFW@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-26 16:01     ` David Howells
2015-11-26 16:01       ` David Howells
2015-11-26 22:10     ` Andreas Dilger
2015-11-26 22:10       ` Andreas Dilger
2015-11-20 14:54 ` [PATCH 03/12] statx: Add a system call to make enhanced file info available David Howells
     [not found]   ` <20151120145457.18930.79678.stgit-S6HVgzuS8uM4Awkfq6JHfwNdhmdF6hFW@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-24 20:21     ` Dave Chinner
2015-11-24 20:21       ` Dave Chinner
2015-12-04 12:06     ` Pavel Machek
2015-12-04 12:06       ` Pavel Machek
2015-12-21 23:21   ` David Howells
2015-11-20 14:55 ` [PATCH 04/12] statx: AFS: Return enhanced file attributes David Howells
2015-11-20 14:55 ` [PATCH 05/12] statx: Ext4: " David Howells
2015-11-20 14:55 ` [PATCH 06/12] statx: NFS: " David Howells
2015-11-20 14:55 ` [PATCH 07/12] statx: CIFS: Return enhanced attributes David Howells
2015-11-24 17:33   ` Steve French
2015-11-24 17:34   ` Steve French
2015-11-24 17:34     ` Steve French
2015-11-20 14:56 ` [PATCH 08/12] fsinfo: Add a system call to make enhanced filesystem info available David Howells
2015-11-20 14:56 ` [PATCH 09/12] fsinfo: Ext4: Return information through the filesystem info syscall David Howells
2015-11-20 14:56 ` [PATCH 10/12] fsinfo: AFS: " David Howells
2015-11-20 14:56 ` [PATCH 11/12] fsinfo: NFS: " David Howells
     [not found] ` <20151120145422.18930.72662.stgit-S6HVgzuS8uM4Awkfq6JHfwNdhmdF6hFW@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-20 14:56   ` [PATCH 12/12] fsinfo: CIFS: " David Howells
2015-11-20 14:56     ` David Howells
2015-11-24  8:11   ` [RFC][PATCH 00/12] Enhanced file stat system call Christoph Hellwig
2015-11-24  8:11     ` Christoph Hellwig
2015-11-20 16:19 ` Martin Steigerwald
2015-11-24  8:13   ` Christoph Hellwig
2015-11-24  8:48     ` Martin Steigerwald
2015-11-24  8:50       ` Christoph Hellwig
2015-11-20 16:28 ` David Howells
2015-11-20 16:28   ` David Howells
2015-11-20 16:35   ` Martin Steigerwald
     [not found]   ` <4495.1448036915-S6HVgzuS8uM4Awkfq6JHfwNdhmdF6hFW@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-25 17:51     ` J. Bruce Fields
2015-11-25 17:51       ` J. Bruce Fields
     [not found]       ` <20151125175153.GA30335-uC3wQj2KruNg9hUCZPvPmw@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-25 19:30         ` Andreas Dilger
2015-11-25 19:30           ` Andreas Dilger
2015-11-20 16:50 ` Casey Schaufler
     [not found]   ` <564F4F4E.8060603-iSGtlc1asvQWG2LlvL+J4A@public.gmane.org>
2015-11-24  8:15     ` Christoph Hellwig
2015-11-24  8:15       ` Christoph Hellwig
2015-11-24 14:43       ` Casey Schaufler
2015-11-24 16:28   ` Andreas Dilger
2015-11-26 15:19 ` David Howells
2015-11-26 22:06   ` Andreas Dilger [this message]

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