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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/12] xfs: initialize ioma->flags in xfs_bmbt_to_iomap
On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 08:13:57AM -0700, Darrick J. Wong wrote:
> > This doesn't affect any existing user as they all get a zeroed iomap
> > passed from the caller in iomap.c. It affects the writeback code
> > once it uses struct iomap as it overwrites a previously used iomap.
> Then shouldn't this new writeback code zero the iomap before calling
> back into the filesystem, just to maintain consistent behavior?

The core code doesn't decide when to overwrite it, that ->map_blocks
method does that based on a few factors (including the data_seq/cow_seq
counters that are entirely inside xfs).

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