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Re: [PATCH][RFC] fs: Add new pre-allocation ioctls to vfs for compatibil

To: Ankit Jain <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH][RFC] fs: Add new pre-allocation ioctls to vfs for compatibility with legacy xfs ioctls
From: Mark Fasheh <mfasheh@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:28:15 -0800
Cc: Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, joel.becker@xxxxxxxxxx, ocfs2-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs-masters@xxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <49460F88.2080408@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Organization: SUSE Labs, Novell, Inc
References: <49460F88.2080408@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-to: Mark Fasheh <mfasheh@xxxxxxxx>
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On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 01:34:24PM +0530, Ankit Jain wrote:
> This patch adds ioctls to vfs for compatibility with legacy XFS
> pre-allocation ioctls (XFS_IOC_*RESVP*). The implementation
> effectively invokes sys_fallocate for the new ioctls.
> Note: These legacy ioctls are also implemented by OCFS2.
> 
> There are some things that I'm not sure about:
> 1. Should the struct space_resv be exposed to user-space? If not,
> then what would be the right place to put it? And the ioctl
> definitions?

Yes. As far as where to put it, I'm not sure. Maybe falloc.h?


> 2. Should the corresponding ioctls be removed from ocfs2?

Well, a small amount of the code in fs/ocfs2/ioctl.c can certainly go away.
Shouldn't we be talking about doing the same for xfs too?


> Signed-off-by: Ankit Jain <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  fs/ioctl.c             |   37 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  fs/open.c              |   51 ++++++++++++++++++-------------------
>  include/linux/falloc.h |   19 ++++++++++++++
>  include/linux/fs.h     |    2 +
>  4 files changed, 83 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/ioctl.c b/fs/ioctl.c
> index 43e8b2c..5e565c8 100644
> --- a/fs/ioctl.c
> +++ b/fs/ioctl.c
> @@ -15,6 +15,7 @@
>  #include <linux/uaccess.h>
>  #include <linux/writeback.h>
>  #include <linux/buffer_head.h>
> +#include <linux/falloc.h>
>  
>  #include <asm/ioctls.h>
>  
> @@ -346,6 +347,37 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(generic_block_fiemap);
>  
>  #endif  /*  CONFIG_BLOCK  */
>  
> +/*
> + * This provides compatibility with legacy XFS pre-allocation ioctls
> + * which predate the fallocate syscall.
> + *
> + * Only the l_start, l_len and l_whence fields of the 'struct space_resv'
> + * are used here, rest are ignored.
> + */
> +static int ioctl_preallocate(struct file *filp, unsigned long arg)
> +{
> +     struct inode *inode = filp->f_path.dentry->d_inode;
> +     struct space_resv sr;
> +
> +     if (copy_from_user(&sr, (struct space_resv __user *) arg, sizeof(sr)))
> +             return -EFAULT;
> +
> +     switch (sr.l_whence) {
> +     case SEEK_SET:
> +             break;
> +     case SEEK_CUR:
> +             sr.l_start += filp->f_pos;
> +             break;
> +     case SEEK_END:
> +             sr.l_start += i_size_read(inode);
> +             break;
> +     default:
> +             return -EINVAL;
> +     }
> +
> +     return do_fallocate(filp, FALLOC_FL_KEEP_SIZE, sr.l_start, sr.l_len);
> +}
> +
>  static int file_ioctl(struct file *filp, unsigned int cmd,
>               unsigned long arg)
>  {
> @@ -361,6 +393,11 @@ static int file_ioctl(struct file *filp, unsigned int 
> cmd,
>               return put_user(inode->i_sb->s_blocksize, p);
>       case FIONREAD:
>               return put_user(i_size_read(inode) - filp->f_pos, p);
> +     case F_IOC_RESVSP:
> +     case F_IOC_RESVSP64:
> +     case F_IOC_UNRESVSP:
> +     case F_IOC_UNRESVSP64:
> +             return ioctl_preallocate(filp, arg);

This patch is not implementing proper support for F_IOC_UNRESVSP and
F_IOC_UNRESVSP64, so why are you catching those here? To be more clear,
those are used for freeing space in a file ("puching holes"), which
fallocate is not set up to do right now.
        --Mark

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Mark Fasheh

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