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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 12/19] xfs: fill out the srcmap in iomap_begin
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2019 08:26:06 +0200
Message-ID: <20191001062605.GA3596@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190918175228.GE2229799@magnolia>

On Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 10:52:28AM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> TBH I've been wondering for a while now if it would make more sense to
> do this in iomap_apply (and the open-coded versions in dax.c):
> 
> 	struct iomap srcmap = { .type = IOMAP_HOLE };
> 
> in the iomap_apply function (and change the "if (!srcmap.type)" checks
> to "if (srcmap.type != IOMAP_HOLE)").  That would get rid of the weird
> situation where iomap.h doesn't define an iomap type name corresponding
> to 0 but clearly it has some special meaning because the iomap code
> changes behavior based on that.
> 
> It also strikes me as weird that for the @imap parameter, type == 0
> would be considered a coding error but for @srcmap, we use type == 0 to
> mean "no mapping" but we don't do that for @srcmap.type == IOMAP_HOLE.
> 
> I mention that because, if some ->iomap_begin function returns
> IOMAP_HOLE then iomap_apply will pass the (hole) srcmap as the second
> parameter to the ->actor function.  When that happens, iomap_write_begin
> call will try to fill in the rest of the page from @srcmap (which is
> hole), not the @iomap (which might not be a hole) which seems wrong.

I've renumber IOMAP_HOLE and initialized all the maps to it, that seems
like a nice improvement.

> As for this function, if we made the above change, then the conditional
> becomes unneccessary -- we know this is a COW write, so we call
> xfs_bmbt_to_iomap on both mappings and exit.  No need for special
> casing.

OTOH I can't really agree to this.  We now do pointless extra work
for a common case, which also seems a little confusing.  It also goes
again the future direction where at least for some cases I want to
avoid the imap lookup entirely if we don't need it.

  reply index

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
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 [this message]
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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