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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/4] do not use s_dirt in ext4
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Hi Ted,

the merge window is about to open and I am getting worried about this
patch-set - I won't have time to fix it if you indicate an issue...

On Mon, 2012-04-02 at 14:45 +0300, Artem Bityutskiy wrote:
> This patch-set makes ext4 independent of the VFS superblock management
> services. Namely, ext4 does not require to register the 'write_super()' VFS
> call-back.
>
> The reason of this exercises is to get rid of the 'sync_supers()' kernel thread
> which wakes up every 5 seconds (by default) even if all superblocks are clean.
> This is wasteful from power management POW (unnecessary wake-ups).
>
> Version 1 of this patch-set can be found here:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/3/20/220
>
> Changes between v1 and v2.
> * Rake different strategy - instead of pushing 's_dirt' down "as-is" and
> emulating old behavior, we now just submit the superblock for writing
> straight away, either via the journal or directly. Thank to Jan Kara
> for helping with this.
> * Ted picked some of the patches already, which made this series shorter
> - thanks!
> * This time I've tested the changes using xfstests.
> * Rebased to 3.4-rc1.
>
> Note: Ted, you merged the "mm: export dirty_writeback_interval", but it looks
> like we won't need this for ext[23]. However, for other file-systems we will
> need this change.
>
> Thanks,
> Artem.

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Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy
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