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From: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
To: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
Cc: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	KVM list <kvm@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-nvdimm <linux-nvdimm@lists.01.org>,
	Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>,
	"Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <dgilbert@redhat.com>,
	Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 12/30] dax: remove block device dependencies
Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 11:07:37 +0100
Message-ID: <20190516100737.GT29507@stefanha-x1.localdomain> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPcyv4i_-ri=w0jYJ4WjK4QD9E8pMzkGQNdMbt9H_nawDqYD3A@mail.gmail.com>

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On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 05:21:51PM -0700, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 12:28 PM Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > From: Stefan Hajnoczi <stefanha@redhat.com>
> >
> > Although struct dax_device itself is not tied to a block device, some
> > DAX code assumes there is a block device.  Make block devices optional
> > by allowing bdev to be NULL in commonly used DAX APIs.
> >
> > When there is no block device:
> >  * Skip the partition offset calculation in bdev_dax_pgoff()
> >  * Skip the blkdev_issue_zeroout() optimization
> >
> > Note that more block device assumptions remain but I haven't reach those
> > code paths yet.
> >
> 
> Is there a generic object that non-block-based filesystems reference
> for physical storage as a bdev stand-in? I assume "sector_t" is still
> the common type for addressing filesystem capacity?
> 
> 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.

virtio-fs uses a PCI BAR called the DAX Window to access data.  This
object is internal to the virtio_fs.ko driver, not really a generic
object that DAX code can reference.

But does the DAX code need to reference any object at all?  It seems
like block device users just want callbacks for the partition offset
calculation and blkdev_issue_zeroout().

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Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-15 19:26 [PATCH v2 00/30] [RFC] virtio-fs: shared file system for virtual machines Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 01/30] fuse: delete dentry if timeout is zero Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 02/30] fuse: Clear setuid bit even in cache=never path Vivek Goyal
2019-05-20 14:41   ` Miklos Szeredi
2019-05-20 14:44     ` Miklos Szeredi
2019-05-20 20:25       ` Nikolaus Rath
2019-05-21 15:01     ` Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 03/30] fuse: Use default_file_splice_read for direct IO Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 04/30] fuse: export fuse_end_request() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 05/30] fuse: export fuse_len_args() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 06/30] fuse: Export fuse_send_init_request() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 07/30] fuse: export fuse_get_unique() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 08/30] fuse: extract fuse_fill_super_common() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 09/30] fuse: add fuse_iqueue_ops callbacks Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 10/30] fuse: Separate fuse device allocation and installation in fuse_conn Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 11/30] virtio_fs: add skeleton virtio_fs.ko module Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 12/30] dax: remove block device dependencies Vivek Goyal
2019-05-16  0:21   ` Dan Williams
2019-05-16 10:07     ` Stefan Hajnoczi [this message]
2019-05-16 14:23     ` Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 13/30] dax: Pass dax_dev to dax_writeback_mapping_range() Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:26 ` [PATCH v2 14/30] virtio: Add get_shm_region method Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 15/30] virtio: Implement get_shm_region for PCI transport Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 16/30] virtio: Implement get_shm_region for MMIO transport Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 17/30] fuse, dax: add fuse_conn->dax_dev field Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 18/30] virtio_fs, dax: Set up virtio_fs dax_device Vivek Goyal
2019-07-17 17:27   ` Halil Pasic
2019-07-18  9:04     ` Cornelia Huck
2019-07-18 11:20       ` Halil Pasic
2019-07-18 14:47         ` Cornelia Huck
2019-07-18 13:15     ` Vivek Goyal
2019-07-18 14:30       ` Dan Williams
2019-07-22 10:51         ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-07-22 10:56           ` Dr. David Alan Gilbert
2019-07-22 11:20             ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-07-22 11:43               ` Cornelia Huck
2019-07-22 12:00                 ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-07-22 12:08                   ` David Hildenbrand
2019-07-29 13:20                     ` Stefan Hajnoczi
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 19/30] fuse: Keep a list of free dax memory ranges Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 20/30] fuse: Introduce setupmapping/removemapping commands Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 21/30] fuse, dax: Implement dax read/write operations Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 22/30] fuse, dax: add DAX mmap support Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 23/30] fuse: Define dax address space operations Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 24/30] fuse, dax: Take ->i_mmap_sem lock during dax page fault Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 25/30] fuse: Maintain a list of busy elements Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 26/30] fuse: Add logic to free up a memory range Vivek Goyal
     [not found]   ` <CAN+Pk99SNKSf+GjSQUUWt_eu1fSjTy_ByUOEQUXHi8zNqXY1zA@mail.gmail.com>
2019-05-20 12:53     ` Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 27/30] fuse: Release file in process context Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 28/30] fuse: Reschedule dax free work if too many EAGAIN attempts Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 29/30] fuse: Take inode lock for dax inode truncation Vivek Goyal
2019-05-15 19:27 ` [PATCH v2 30/30] virtio-fs: Do not provide abort interface in fusectl Vivek Goyal

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