On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 07:01 -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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?
We have customers that make good use of filestreams.
I don't think it matters whether they use CXFS or XFS,
it's a very useful allocation strategy, and an important
feature for certain applications. I like the idea of
generalizing it and/or improving its interface though.