[lkml]   [2001]   [Sep]   [20]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: XFS to main kernel source
> On Sep 20, 2001  16:31 -0500, Steve Lord wrote:
> > XFS quotas are transactional, when space is added to a file the quota is
> > adjusted in the same transaction. It is fairly hard to do this without your
> > own quota code.
> Actually not. The quotas in ext3 are transactional as well. It's just
> that the "ext3" journal layer allows nested transactions, so it is possible
> to start a write transaction, call into the journal code which calls back
> into the ext3 write code to start a nested transaction on the journal file
> (i.e. it is in the same transaction as the initial write), and then the
> initial write completes.

OK, good point, but doing a major rewrite of XFS to use a different
transaction mechanism is not really on the cards, plus we have on disk
compatibility with the Irix version to consider.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:03    [W:0.048 / U:0.096 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site