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SubjectRe: [patch 2/5] fs: introduce new aops and infrastructure

On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 05:36 +0100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 09:13:29PM -0700, Mark Fasheh wrote:
[some comments snipped]
> > Attached is a quick patch to hook up the existing ocfs2 write code. This has
> > been compile tested only for now - one of my test machines isn't
> > cooperating, so a runtime test will have to wait until tommorrow.
> >
> > One interesting side effect is that we no longer pass AOP_TRUNCATE_PAGE up a
> > level. This gives callers less to deal with. And it means that ocfs2 doesn't
> > have to use the ocfs2_*_lock_with_page() cluster lock variants in
> > ocfs2_block_write_begin() because it can order cluster locks outside of the
> > page lock there.
> OK that's very cool. I was hoping that would be the case. If GFS2 can
> avoid that too, then we might be able to get rid of AOP_TRUNCATE_PAGE
> handling from the legacy prepare/commit_write paths, which will make
> them simpler.
Yes, I agree that with the new operations GFS2 should also no longer
need AOP_TRUNCATE_PAGE for writes,


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