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Subject[RFC PATCH 0/2] apply write hints to select the type of segments
From: Hyunchul Lee <>

Using write hints[1], applications can inform the life time of the data
written to devices. and this[2] reported that the write hints patch
decreased writes in NAND by 25%.

This hints help F2FS to determine the followings.
1) the segment types where the data will be written.
2) the hints that will be passed down to devices with the data of segments.

This patch set implements the first mapping from write hints to segment types
as shown below.

hints segment type
----- ------------

The F2FS poliy for hot/cold seperation has precedence over this hints, And
hints are not applied in in-place update.

Before the second mapping is implemented, write hints are not passed down
to devices. Because it is better that the data of a segment have the same

[1]: c75b1d9421f80f4143e389d2d50ddfc8a28c8c35

Hyunchul Lee (2):
f2fs: apply write hints to select the type of segments for buffered
f2fs: apply write hints to select the type of segment for direct write

fs/f2fs/data.c | 101 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------------
fs/f2fs/f2fs.h | 1 +
fs/f2fs/segment.c | 14 +++++++-
3 files changed, 74 insertions(+), 42 deletions(-)


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