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SubjectRe: [PATCH 22/28] mm: add support for non block device backed swap files
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On Tue, 2008-02-26 at 13:45 +0100, Miklos Szeredi wrote:
> Starting review in the middle, because this is the part I'm most
> familiar with.
>
> > New addres_space_operations methods are added:
> > int swapfile(struct address_space *, int);
>
> Separate ->swapon() and ->swapoff() methods would be so much cleaner IMO.

I'm ok with that, but its a_ops bloat, do we care about that? I guess
since it has limited instances - typically one per filesystem - there is
no issue here.

> Also is there a reason why 'struct file *' cannot be supplied to these
> functions?

No real reason here. I guess its cleaner indeed. Thanks.

> > +int swap_set_page_dirty(struct page *page)
> > +{
> > + struct swap_info_struct *sis = page_swap_info(page);
> > +
> > + if (sis->flags & SWP_FILE) {
> > + const struct address_space_operations *a_ops =
> > + sis->swap_file->f_mapping->a_ops;
> > + int (*spd)(struct page *) = a_ops->set_page_dirty;
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_BLOCK
> > + if (!spd)
> > + spd = __set_page_dirty_buffers;
> > +#endif
>
> This ifdef is not really needed. Just require ->set_page_dirty() be
> filled in by filesystems which want swapfiles (and others too, in the
> longer term, the fallback is just historical crud).

Agreed. This is a good motivation to clean up that stuff.

> Here's an incremental patch addressing these issues and beautifying
> the new code.

Thanks, I'll fold it into the patch and update the documentation. I'll
put your creds in akpm style.




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