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Re: [RFC] remove filestreams support?

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RFC] remove filestreams support?
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 07:01:27 -0400
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20110705015458.GZ561@dastard>
References: <20110704153443.GA21501@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20110705015458.GZ561@dastard>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)
On Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 11:54:58AM +1000, Dave Chinner wrote:
> So rather than deprecating the functionality, perhaps we should look
> at implementing it through a simpler, more generic, better
> integrated interface? That will increase the usefulness of the
> functionality for a much wider audience than it has now, and also
> provide the virt/blk throttling folk with exactly the "don't cross
> the streams" functionality they suggest filesystems are unable to
> support easily.....

That does indeed sound simpler, and also more useful.  Do the users
who have chimed in here (and off list) think such a scheme would be
useful for them?

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