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SubjectRe: msync(2) bug(?), returns AOP_WRITEPAGE_ACTIVATE to userland
That's a nice historical review, Huge, of how got into these mess we're in
now -- it all starts with good intentions. :-)

On a related note, I would just love to get rid of calling the lower
->writepage in unionfs b/c I can't even tell if I have a lower page to use
all the time. I'd prefer to call vfs_write() if I can, but I'll need a
struct file, or at least a dentry.

What ecryptfs does is store a struct file inside it's inode, so it can use
it later in ->writepage to call vfs_write on the lower f/s. And Unionfs may
have to go in that direction too, but this trick is not terribly clean --
storing a file inside an inode.

I realize that the calling path to ->writepage doesn't have a file/dentry
any more, but if we're considering larger changes to the writepage related
code, can we perhaps consider passing a file or dentry to >writepage (same
as commit_write, perhaps).

Thanks,
Erez.
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