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From: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
To: Chengguang Xu <cgxu519@mykernel.net>
Cc: miklos@szeredi.hu, amir73il@gmail.com, jack@suse.cz,
	linux-unionfs@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 1/5] fs: introduce notifier list for vfs inode
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 04:25:01 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20201015032501.GO3576660@ZenIV.linux.org.uk> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201010142355.741645-2-cgxu519@mykernel.net>

On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 10:23:51PM +0800, Chengguang Xu wrote:
> Currently there is no notification api for kernel about modification
> of vfs inode, in some use cases like overlayfs, this kind of notification
> will be very helpful to implement containerized syncfs functionality.
> As the first attempt, we introduce marking inode dirty notification so that
> overlay's inode could mark itself dirty as well and then only sync dirty
> overlay inode while syncfs.

Who's responsible for removing the crap from notifier chain?  And how does
that affect the lifetime of inode?

  parent reply	other threads:[~2020-10-15  3:25 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-10 14:23 [RFC PATCH 0/5] implement containerized syncfs for overlayfs Chengguang Xu
2020-10-10 14:23 ` [RFC PATCH 1/5] fs: introduce notifier list for vfs inode Chengguang Xu
2020-10-14 16:15   ` Jan Kara
2020-10-15  3:03     ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-15  6:11       ` Amir Goldstein
2020-10-15 11:29         ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-15 12:32           ` Amir Goldstein
2020-10-15 13:13             ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-15 16:02               ` Amir Goldstein
2020-10-15 16:06                 ` Amir Goldstein
2020-10-16  1:56                 ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-16  4:39                   ` Amir Goldstein
2020-10-16  7:43                     ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-15  3:25   ` Al Viro [this message]
2020-10-15  3:42     ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-15  4:57       ` Al Viro
2020-10-15 10:56         ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-16  7:09         ` Chengguang Xu
2020-10-16  9:22           ` Jan Kara
2020-10-10 14:23 ` [RFC PATCH 2/5] fs: export symbol of writeback_single_inode() Chengguang Xu
2020-10-10 14:23 ` [RFC PATCH 3/5] ovl: setup overlayfs' private bdi Chengguang Xu
2020-10-10 14:23 ` [RFC PATCH 4/5] ovl: monitor marking dirty activity of underlying upper inode Chengguang Xu
2020-10-10 14:23 ` [RFC PATCH 5/5] ovl: impement containerized syncfs for overlayfs Chengguang Xu

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