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SubjectRe: [RFC 1/4] fs: Add generic file system event notifications
On 4/15/15 2:15 AM, Beata Michalska wrote:
> Introduce configurable generic interface for file
> system-wide event notifications to provide file
> systems with a common way of reporting any potential
> issues as they emerge.
>
> The notifications are to be issued through generic
> netlink interface, by a dedicated, for file system
> events, multicast group. The file systems might as
> well use this group to send their own custom messages.

...

> + 4.3 Threshold notifications:
> +
> + #include <linux/fs_event.h>
> + void fs_event_alloc_space(struct super_block *sb, u64 ncount);
> + void fs_event_free_space(struct super_block *sb, u64 ncount);
> +
> + Each filesystme supporting the treshold notifiactions should call
> + fs_event_alloc_space/fs_event_free_space repsectively whenever the
> + ammount of availbale blocks changes.
> + - sb: the filesystem's super block
> + - ncount: number of blocks being acquired/released

so:

> +void fs_event_alloc_space(struct super_block *sb, u64 ncount)
> +{
> + struct fs_trace_entry *en;
> + s64 count;
> +
> + spin_lock(&fs_trace_lock);

Every allocation/free for every supported filesystem system-wide will be
serialized on this global spinlock? That sounds like a non-starter...

-Eric



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