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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
To: Boaz Harrosh <boaz@plexistor.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Dave Chinner <david@fromorbit.com>,
	xfs@oss.sgi.com, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-nvdimm@ml01.01.org
Subject: Re: xfs: untangle the direct I/O and DAX path, fix DAX locking
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:39:28 +0200
Message-ID: <20160628133928.GB31283@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <57727B27.7060104@plexistor.com>

On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 04:27:03PM +0300, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> > Right.  And an existing application can get DAX turned on under its
> > back, and will now suddently get different synchronization behavior.
> > That is if it's writes happen to be aligned to the fs block size.
> > 
> 
> Is there an actual application that does that? or is this purely
> theoretical right now?

Lots of them.  The typical case is multithreaded (or preforked like old
apache) daemons that use O_APPEND to write to a common log file.  Then
again those log records will usually not be 4k aligned, so they'd still
accidentally get the exclusive locking even without this patch.  But
beware the case where a log record actually matches the alignment..

> 
> 
> Thanks
> Boaz
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Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-22 15:27 Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-22 15:27 ` [PATCH 1/8] xfs: don't pass ioflags around in the ioctl path Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-22 15:27 ` [PATCH 2/8] xfs: kill ioflags Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-22 15:27 ` [PATCH 3/8] xfs: remove s_maxbytes enforcement in xfs_file_read_iter Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-22 15:27 ` [PATCH 4/8] xfs: split xfs_file_read_iter into buffered and direct I/O helpers Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-22 15:27 ` [PATCH 5/8] xfs: stop using generic_file_read_iter for direct I/O Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-22 15:27 ` [PATCH 6/8] xfs: direct calls in the direct I/O path Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-22 15:27 ` [PATCH 7/8] xfs: split direct I/O and DAX path Christoph Hellwig
2016-09-29  2:53   ` Darrick J. Wong
2016-09-29  8:38     ` aio completions vs file_accessed race, was: " Christoph Hellwig
2016-09-29 20:18       ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-09-29 20:18         ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-09-29 20:33           ` Darrick J. Wong
2016-06-22 15:27 ` [PATCH 8/8] xfs: fix locking for DAX writes Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-23 14:22   ` Boaz Harrosh
2016-06-23 23:24 ` xfs: untangle the direct I/O and DAX path, fix DAX locking Dave Chinner
2016-06-24  1:14   ` Dan Williams
2016-06-24  7:13     ` Dave Chinner
2016-06-24  7:31       ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-24  7:26   ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-24 23:00     ` Dave Chinner
2016-06-28 13:10       ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-28 13:27         ` Boaz Harrosh
2016-06-28 13:39           ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2016-06-28 13:56             ` Boaz Harrosh
2016-06-28 15:39               ` Christoph Hellwig
2016-06-29 12:23                 ` Boaz Harrosh

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