Re: [PATCH V3 0/8] Cleancache: overview

From: Boaz Harrosh
Date: Tue Aug 03 2010 - 12:22:50 EST

On 07/24/2010 12:17 AM, Dan Magenheimer wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 06:58:03AM -0700, Dan Magenheimer wrote:
>>>> CHRISTOPH AND ANDREW, if you disagree and your concerns have
>>>> not been resolved, please speak up.
>> Hi Christoph --
>> Thanks very much for the quick (instantaneous?) reply!
>>> Anything that need modification of a normal non-shared fs is utterly
>>> broken and you'll get a clear NAK, so the propsal before is a good
>>> one.
>> No, the per-fs opt-in is very sensible; and its design is
>> very minimal.
> Not to belabor the point, but maybe the right way to think about
> this is:
> Cleancache is a new optional feature provided by the VFS layer
> that potentially dramatically increases page cache effectiveness
> for many workloads in many environments at a negligible cost.
> Filesystems that are well-behaved and conform to certain restrictions
> can utilize cleancache simply by making a call to cleancache_init_fs
> at mount time. Unusual, misbehaving, or poorly layered filesystems
> must either add additional hooks and/or undergo extensive additional
> testing... or should just not enable the optional cleancache.

OK, So I maintain a filesystem in Kernel. How do I know if my FS
is not "Unusual, misbehaving, or poorly layered"

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