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    SubjectRe: [RFC] fuse writable mmap design
    > I'm somewhat confused by the complexity. Currently we can already have a
    > lot of dirty pages from FUSE (up to the per BDI dirty limit - so
    > basically up to the total dirty limit).
    > How is having them dirty from mmap'ed writes different?

    Nope, fuse never had dirty pages. It does normal writes
    synchronously, just updating the cache.

    The dirty accounting and then the per-bdi throttling basically made it
    possible _at_all_ to have a chance at a writepage implementation which
    is not deadlocky (so thanks for those ;).

    But there's still the throttle_vm_writeout() thing, and the other
    places where the kernel is waiting for a write to complete, which just
    cannot be done within a constrained time if an unprivileged userspace
    process is involved.

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