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SubjectRe: [PATCHSET v3.1 0/7] data integrity: Stabilize pages during writeback for various fses
On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 10:59:15AM +0900, OGAWA Hirofumi wrote:
> I'd like to know those patches are on what state. Waiting in writeback
> page makes slower, like you mentioned it (I guess it would more
> noticeable if device was slower that like FAT uses). And I think
> currently it doesn't help anything others for blk-integrity stuff
> (without other technic, it doesn't help FS consistency)?

It only makes things slower if we rewrite a region in a file that
is currently undergoing writeback. I'd be interested to know about
real life applications doing that, and if they really are badly affect
we should help them to work around that in userspace, e.g. by adding
a fadvice will rewrite call that might be used to never write back
that regions without an explicit fsync call.

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