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From: Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>
To: Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@redhat.com>
Cc: Miklos Szeredi <miklos@szeredi.hu>,
	overlayfs <linux-unionfs@vger.kernel.org>,
	Giuseppe Scrivano <gscrivan@redhat.com>,
	Daniel J Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>,
	Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho@redhat.com>,
	pmatilai@redhat.com, Eric Sandeen <sandeen@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] overlayfs: Provide mount options sync=off/fs to skip sync
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 20:47:14 +0300
Message-ID: <CAOQ4uxjijzhtk4V=4VnyTbh9xKHtPEUQsOOPTs36yi93Kp3ArQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200720161618.GD502563@redhat.com>

> >
> > Naming: I'm not at all convinced by any name having "sync" in it.  I
> > think "sync=no" is about the implementation, not the functionality,
> > and so it's confusing. The functionality is better described by
> > "volatile" or "temporary".   But I can live with sync=... if voted
> > down.
> I am fine with the name "volatile/temporary" for sync=off.
> Amir, WDYT?

If we knew we were going to stop here, I wouldn't mind "volatile".
I too like the fact that the user config means something functional.
But if we are considering to expand it later to sync=fs and maybe
sync=writeback, then it is going to be quite hard to come by with
equally meaningful names and the "sync=" modes would end up
being less confusing IMO.

So I cast my vote for "sync=off".
We could also make "volatile" an alias to "sync=off" if it makes
anyone happier.


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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-07-06 16:12 Vivek Goyal
2020-07-06 17:16 ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-20 12:57 ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-20 16:16   ` Vivek Goyal
2020-07-20 17:47     ` Amir Goldstein [this message]
2020-07-21 13:15     ` Miklos Szeredi
2020-07-21 13:44       ` Amir Goldstein
2020-07-21 13:51       ` Vivek Goyal

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