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Re: [PATCH 2/6] XFS: handle hole punching via fallocate properly

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/6] XFS: handle hole punching via fallocate properly
From: Josef Bacik <josef@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 21:05:09 -0500
Cc: Josef Bacik <josef@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-btrfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-ext4@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-fsdevel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, joel.becker@xxxxxxxxxx, cmm@xxxxxxxxxx, cluster-devel@xxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20101109012254.GE2715@dastard>
References: <1289248327-16308-1-git-send-email-josef@xxxxxxxxxx> <1289248327-16308-2-git-send-email-josef@xxxxxxxxxx> <20101109012254.GE2715@dastard>
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On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 12:22:54PM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 03:32:03PM -0500, Josef Bacik wrote:
> > This patch simply allows XFS to handle the hole punching flag in fallocate
> > properly.  I've tested this with a little program that does a bunch of 
> > random
> > hole punching with FL_KEEP_SIZE and without it to make sure it does the 
> > right
> > thing.  Thanks,
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Josef Bacik <josef@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> >  fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_iops.c |   12 +++++++++---
> >  1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_iops.c b/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_iops.c
> > index 96107ef..99df347 100644
> > --- a/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_iops.c
> > +++ b/fs/xfs/linux-2.6/xfs_iops.c
> > @@ -516,6 +516,7 @@ xfs_vn_fallocate(
> >     loff_t          new_size = 0;
> >     xfs_flock64_t   bf;
> >     xfs_inode_t     *ip = XFS_I(inode);
> > +   int             cmd = XFS_IOC_RESVSP;
> >  
> >     /* preallocation on directories not yet supported */
> >     error = -ENODEV;
> > @@ -528,17 +529,22 @@ xfs_vn_fallocate(
> >  
> >     xfs_ilock(ip, XFS_IOLOCK_EXCL);
> >  
> > +   if (mode & FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE)
> > +           cmd = XFS_IOC_UNRESVSP;
> > +
> >     /* check the new inode size is valid before allocating */
> >     if (!(mode & FALLOC_FL_KEEP_SIZE) &&
> >         offset + len > i_size_read(inode)) {
> > -           new_size = offset + len;
> > +           if (cmd == XFS_IOC_UNRESVSP)
> > +                   new_size = offset;
> > +           else
> > +                   new_size = offset + len;
> 
> What semantic is FALLOC_FL_KEEP_SIZE supposed to convey during a
> hole punch? Doesn't this just turn the hole punch operation into
> a truncate? If so, what's the point of punching the hole when you
> can just call ftruncate() to get the same result?
>

Well your UNRESVSP can do the same thing as a ftruncate so I figured it was ok
to just go ahead and use it rather than add complexity, especially since I don't
understand this crazy fs of yours ;).
 
> I'd suggest that FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE should, by definition, not
> change the file size, and have no option to be able to change it.
> This needs to be defined and documented - can you include a man
> page update in this series that defines the expected behaviour
> of FALLOC_FL_PUNCH_HOLE?

Oh I see you mean don't allow hole punch to change the size at all.  I was
thinking of doing this originally, but like I said above I figured that there
was no harm in doing the equivalent of an ftruncate.  But you are right, theres
no sense in duplicating functionality, I'll change it to keep PUNCH_HOLE from
changin the size.  Now I just need to figure out where that man page is...

Josef

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