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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
To: "Darrick J. Wong" <darrick.wong@oracle.com>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>,
	Goldwyn Rodrigues <rgoldwyn@suse.com>,
	linux-xfs@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 09/19] xfs: remove xfs_reflink_dirty_extents
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:25:45 +0200
Message-ID: <20190918172545.GA19884@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190918171733.GA2229799@magnolia>

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:17:33AM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> >  /*
> >   * Pre-COW all shared blocks within a given byte range of a file and turn off
> >   * the reflink flag if we unshare all of the file's blocks.
> > + *
> > + * Let iomap iterate all extents to see which are shared and not unwritten or
> > + * delalloc and read them into the page cache, dirty them, fsync them back out,
> > + * and then we can update the inode flag.  What happens if we run out of
> > + * memory? :)
> 
> I don't know, what /does/ happen? :)
> 
> It /should/ be fine, right?  Writeback will start pushing the dirty
> cache pages to disk, and since writeback only takes the ILOCK, it should
> be able to perform the COW even while the unshare process sits on the
> IOLOCK/MMAPLOCK.  True, the unshare process and writeback will both be
> contending on the ILOCK, but that shouldn't be a problem...
> 
> ...unless I'm missing something?  It sure does look nice to drain all
> this other code out.

No idea.  This is your old code just moved down to this function.  But
yes, the comment looks rather confusing and maybe we should just remove
it.

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Thread overview: 54+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-09 18:27 iomap and xfs COW cleanups Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 01/19] iomap: better document the IOMAP_F_* flags Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-14  0:42   ` Allison Collins
2019-09-16 18:08   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 02/19] iomap: remove the unused iomap argument to __iomap_write_end Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-14  0:42   ` Allison Collins
2019-09-16 18:10   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 03/19] iomap: always use AOP_FLAG_NOFS in iomap_write_begin Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-16 18:11   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 04/19] iomap: ignore non-shared or non-data blocks in xfs_file_dirty Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-16 18:12   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 05/19] iomap: move the zeroing case out of iomap_read_page_sync Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-16 18:17   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 06/19] iomap: use write_begin to read pages to unshare Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-16 18:34   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-30 11:07     ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-10-08 15:12       ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 07/19] iomap: use a srcmap for a read-modify-write I/O Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-10 12:48   ` Goldwyn Rodrigues
2019-09-10 14:39     ` hch
2019-09-16 17:57       ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-16 18:42   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-18 18:15     ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 08/19] xfs: also call xfs_file_iomap_end_delalloc for zeroing operations Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 17:09   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 09/19] xfs: remove xfs_reflink_dirty_extents Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 17:17   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-18 17:25     ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2019-09-18 17:31       ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 10/19] xfs: pass two imaps to xfs_reflink_allocate_cow Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 17:26   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-30 11:10     ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 11/19] xfs: refactor xfs_file_iomap_begin_delay Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 17:30   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 12/19] xfs: fill out the srcmap in iomap_begin Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 17:52   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-10-01  6:26     ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 13/19] xfs: factor out a helper to calculate the end_fsb Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-14  0:42   ` Allison Collins
2019-09-18 17:55   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 14/19] xfs: split out a new set of read-only iomap ops Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 17:56   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 15/19] xfs: move xfs_file_iomap_begin_delay around Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 17:59   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-30 11:14     ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 16/19] xfs: split the iomap ops for buffered vs direct writes Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 18:00   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 17/19] xfs: rename the whichfork variable in xfs_buffered_write_iomap_begin Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-14  0:42   ` Allison Collins
2019-09-18 18:00   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 18/19] xfs: cleanup xfs_iomap_write_unwritten Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 18:06   ` Darrick J. Wong
2019-09-09 18:27 ` [PATCH 19/19] xfs: improve the IOMAP_NOWAIT check for COW inodes Christoph Hellwig
2019-09-18 18:09   ` Darrick J. Wong

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