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SubjectRe: Btrfs for mainline
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On Fri, 02 Jan 2009 14:38:07 -0500, Chris Mason <chris.mason@oracle.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-01-03 at 01:37 +0900, Ryusuke Konishi wrote:
> > In addition, there seem to be well-separated reusable routines such as
> > async-thread (enhanced workqueue) and extent_map. Do you intend to
> > move these into lib/ or so?
>
> Sorry, looks like I hit send too soon that time. The async-thread code
> is very self contained, and was intended for generic use. Pushing that
> into lib is probably a good idea.

As for async-thread, kernel/ seems to be better place (sorry, I also hit
send too soon ;)

Anyway, I think it should be reviewed deeply by scheduler people and
wider range of people. So, it's a good idea to put it out in order to
arouse interest.

> The extent_map and extent_buffer code was also intended for generic use.
> It needs some love and care (making it work for blocksize != pagesize)
> before I'd suggest moving it out of fs/btrfs.
>
> -chris

The extent_map itself seemed independent of the problem to me, but I
understand your plan.

Btrfs seems to have other helpful code including pages/bio compression
which may become separable, too. And, this may be the same for
pages/bio encryption/decryption code which would come next. (I don't
mention about the volume management/raid feature here to avoid getting
off the subject, but it's likewise).

I think it's wonderful if they can be well-integrated into sublayers
or libraries.

Regards,
Ryusuke


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