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From: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>
To: linux-fsdevel <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	fuse-devel <fuse-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>,
	Maxim Patlasov <mpatlasov@parallels.com>,
	Miklos Szeredi <mszeredi@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [fuse] How to trigger writeback?
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:15:03 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAJfpegse5hntdfHMOjr8k2Ltw8Jdg_afaZV7fsghbpNt0VgGHw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87zhw7s4qb.fsf@thinkpad.rath.org>

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 10:02 AM, Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> How do I trigger writeback from a (writeback-cache enabled) FUSE
> filesystem?

No way, currently (well, triggering fsync(2)/fdatasync(2) on the
filesystem would work, but such recursion is considered highly
hackish).

I'm working on new interfaces that will allow, among other things,
triggering sync from the server.

> Background: I am emulating the reflink ioctl with a magic xattr, but for
> that to work the filesystem needs to have all the data that is supposed
> to be in the copied file.

Have a look at the copyfile patch on the for-next branch of

  git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mszeredi/fuse.git

Adding reflink support based on that should be pretty simple (and it
takes care of flushing dirty pages).

Thanks,
Miklos

  reply	other threads:[~2018-09-24 14:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-24  8:02 Nikolaus Rath
2018-09-24  8:15 ` Miklos Szeredi [this message]
2018-09-25  8:30   ` [fuse-devel] " Nikolaus Rath
2018-09-25  8:48     ` Miklos Szeredi
2018-09-27  8:28       ` Nikolaus Rath

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