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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] splice support
On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 03:27:25PM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 29 2006, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > to cause sys_splice() to default to supported?
> It should probably work, the fs guys should know more about that. Any fs
> that ->prepare_write(), ->commit_write() works for can use
> generic_file_splice_write(). I prefer to keep it sane for now, mason
> tells me that eg xfs might need special care.

It looks pretty straightforward to get XFS support done - we will
likely need routines that wrap around generic_file_splice_read /
write to handle offline files for an HSM, etc, but not too tricky.
I'll make the XFS changes once the generic support is in place.


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