Re: [PATCH] Fix O_SYNC speedup for generic_file_write_nolock

From: Suparna Bhattacharya
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 06:45:45 EST

On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 11:04:38AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(sync_page_range_nolock);
> why adding this export? nothing appears to be using it (AIO isn't a module after all)

This doesn't have anything to do with AIO. Filesystems which implement
the equivalent of generic_file_write_nolock may use sync_page_range_nolock
for O_SYNC.

Does that help clarify ?


Suparna Bhattacharya (suparna@xxxxxxxxxx)
Linux Technology Center
IBM Software Lab, India

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