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From: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>
To: Andreas Dilger <adilger@dilger.ca>
Cc: dhowells@redhat.com, Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Qu Wenruo <quwenruo.btrfs@gmx.com>,
	linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>,
	"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	"Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>,
	Chris Mason <clm@fb.com>, Josef Bacik <josef@toxicpanda.com>,
	David Sterba <dsterba@suse.com>,
	linux-ext4 <linux-ext4@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-xfs <linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org>,
	linux-btrfs <linux-btrfs@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Problems with determining data presence by examining extents?
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 23:09:03 +0000
Message-ID: <7026.1579129743@warthog.procyon.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <7233E240-8EE5-4CD1-B8A4-A90925F51A1B@dilger.ca>

Andreas Dilger <adilger@dilger.ca> wrote:

> > It would also have to say that blocks of zeros shouldn't be optimised away.
> 
> I don't necessarily see that as a requirement, so long as the filesystem
> stores a "block" at that offset, but it could dedupe all zero-filled blocks
> to the same "zero block".  That still allows saving storage space, while
> keeping the semantics of "this block was written into the file" rather than
> "there is a hole at this offset".

Yeah, that's more what I was thinking of.  Provided I can find out that
something is present, it should be fine.

David


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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-14 16:48 David Howells
2020-01-14 22:49 ` Theodore Y. Ts'o
2020-01-15  3:54 ` Qu Wenruo
2020-01-15 12:46   ` Andreas Dilger
2020-01-15 13:10     ` Qu Wenruo
2020-01-15 13:31       ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-15 19:48         ` Andreas Dilger
2020-01-16 10:16           ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-15 20:55         ` David Howells
2020-01-15 22:11           ` Andreas Dilger
2020-01-15 23:09           ` David Howells [this message]
2020-01-15 14:35       ` David Howells
2020-01-15 14:48         ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-15 14:59         ` David Howells
2020-01-16 10:13           ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-17 16:43           ` David Howells
2020-01-15 14:20   ` David Howells
2020-01-15  8:38 ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-01-15 13:50 ` David Howells
2020-01-15 14:05 ` David Howells
2020-01-15 14:24   ` Qu Wenruo
2020-01-15 14:50   ` David Howells
2020-01-15 14:15 ` David Howells

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