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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] Streamline generic_file_* interfaces and filemap cleanups


Nathan Scott wrote:

>Hi Badari,
>
>On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 02:23:26PM -0700, Badari Pulavarty wrote:
>
>>This patch cleans up generic_file_*_read/write() interfaces.
>>Christoph Hellwig gave me the idea for this clean ups.
>>
>>In a nutshell, all filesystems should set .aio_read/.aio_write
>>methods and use do_sync_read/ do_sync_write() as their .read/.write
>>
>
>I know its not something you're introducing here, but the naming
>convention do_sync_read/do_sync_write is pretty confused (with it
>not actually being a sync write and all, in the usual case).
>Any chance that could be renamed to something thats a bit clearer,
>maybe generic_file_non_aio_read and generic_file_non_aio_write?
>There don't seem to be many callsites (so not a huge change) and
>it'd seem a good time to do it, alongside these other changes.
>

You mean "left-in-pagecache-not-really-written-to-disk" synchronous ?
Yeah. I see it..
I prefer, generic_file_aio_read_and_wait(),
generic_file_aio_write_and_wait() - but
its ugly also :(

I also have a small issue with the current do_sync_*() routines - if
some one calls it
without setting their ->aio_read()/->aio_write(), we panic. May be we
should add a BUG_ON(), but again I don't want to slow things down..

Thanks,
Badari



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