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From: Chengguang Xu <>
To: "Miklos Szeredi" <>
Cc: "overlayfs" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ovl: copy-up optimization for truncate
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 19:15:42 +0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

 ---- 在 星期一, 2021-03-29 23:13:52 Miklos Szeredi <> 撰写 ----
 > On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 12:17 PM Chengguang Xu <> wrote:
 > >
 > > Currently copy-up will copy whole lower file to upper
 > > regardless of the data range which is needed for further
 > > operation. This patch avoids unnecessary copy when truncate
 > > size is smaller than the file size.
 > This doesn't look right.   If copy up succeeds, resulting in a
 > truncated file, then we should return success there and then.   Doing
 > the truncate again and failing (unlikely, but I wouldn't think it
 > impossible) wouldn't be nice.

Hi Miklos

I noticed a problem here, if we just return success after copy-up then mtime
keeps the same as lower file. I think doing the truncate again would be better
than manually updating the upper file's mtime. What do you think for this?


  parent reply	other threads:[~2021-04-01 19:08 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-08 11:17 [PATCH] ovl: copy-up optimization for truncate Chengguang Xu
2021-03-08 12:09 ` Amir Goldstein
2021-03-29 15:13 ` Miklos Szeredi
2021-03-30  7:17   ` Chengguang Xu
2021-04-01 11:15   ` Chengguang Xu [this message]
2021-04-01 11:31     ` Miklos Szeredi
2021-04-01 12:39       ` Chengguang Xu

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