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Re: [PATCH 4/6] Ext4: fail if we try to use hole punch

To: Josef Bacik <josef@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/6] Ext4: fail if we try to use hole punch
From: Avi Kivity <avi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:07:29 +0200
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On 11/16/2010 02:50 PM, Josef Bacik wrote:
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 02:25:35PM +0200, Avi Kivity wrote:
>  On 11/15/2010 07:05 PM, Josef Bacik wrote:
>>  Ext4 doesn't have the ability to punch holes yet, so make sure we return
>>  EOPNOTSUPP if we try to use hole punching through fallocate.  This support 
>>  be added later.  Thanks,
>  Instead of teaching filesystems to fail if they don't support the
>  capability, why don't supporting filesystems say so, allowing the fail
>  code to be in common code?

There is no simple way to test if a filesystem supports hole punching or not so
the check has to be done per fs.  Thanks,

Could put a flag word in superblock_operations. Filesystems which support punching (or other features) can enable it there.

Or even have its own callback.

error compiling committee.c: too many arguments to function

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