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Re: [PATCH v5 0/10] fs: Introduce new flag(FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE) for

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, mtk.manpages@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [PATCH v5 0/10] fs: Introduce new flag(FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE) for fallocate
From: Namjae Jeon <linkinjeon@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:34:49 +0900
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2014-02-24 9:57 GMT+09:00, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 01:37:16AM +0900, Namjae Jeon wrote:
>> From: Namjae Jeon <namjae.jeon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>> This patch series is in response of the following post:
>> http://lwn.net/Articles/556136/
>> "ext4: introduce two new ioctls"
>> Dave chinner suggested that truncate_block_range
>> (which was one of the ioctls name) should be an fallocate operation
>> and not any fs specific ioctl, hence we add this functionality to
>> fallocate.
>> This patch series introduces new flag FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE for
>> fallocate
>> and implements it for XFS and Ext4.
>> The semantics of this flag are following:
>> 1) It collapses the range lying between offset and length by removing any
>> data
>>    blocks which are present in this range and than updates all the
>> logical
>>    offsets of extents beyond "offset + len" to nullify the hole created
>> by
>>    removing blocks. In short, it does not leave a hole.
>> 2) It should be used exclusively. No other fallocate flag in combination.
>> 3) Offset and length supplied to fallocate should be fs block size
>> aligned
>>    in case of xfs and ext4.
>> 4) Collaspe range does not work beyond i_size.
>> This new functionality of collapsing range could be used by media editing
>> tools
>> which does non linear editing to quickly purge and edit parts of a media
>> file.
>> This will immensely improve the performance of these operations.
>> The limitation of fs block size aligned offsets can be easily handled
>> by media codecs which are encapsulated in a conatiner as they have to
>> just change the offset to next keyframe value to match the proper
>> alignment.
>> Namjae Jeon (10):
>>   fs: Add new flag(FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE) for fallocate
>>   xfs: Add support FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE for fallocate
> I've pushed these to the following branch:
>       git://oss.sgi.com/xfs/xfs.git xfs-collapse-range
> And so they'll be in tomorrow's linux-next tree.
>>   ext4: Add support FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE for fallocate
> I've left this one alone for the ext4 guys to sort out.
I will try to follow up continously.
>>   xfsprog: xfsio: Add support FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE for fallocate
> That's already in a current xfstests tree.
>>   xfstest: shared/001: Standard collapse range tests
>>   xfstest: shared/002: Delayed allocation collapse range
>>   xfstest: shared/003: Multi collapse range tests
>>   xfstest: shared/004: Delayed allocation multi collapse
>>   xfstest: shared/005: Test multiple fallocate collapse
> These are now in the xfstests git tree.
>>   manpage: update FALLOC_FL_COLLAPSE_RANGE flag in fallocate
> And Michael will need to review and commit that to the kernel
> manpages tree.
Hi Micheal.
Could you please review manpage patch ?

Thanks :)
> Cheers,
> Dave.
> --
> Dave Chinner
> david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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