Re: [PATCH 1/1] reiserfs:Adding tmpfile support

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Thu Dec 26 2013 - 04:02:38 EST

On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 02:39:48PM +0100, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 25, 2013 at 2:23 PM, Fabian Frederick <fabf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > This patch is largely based on reiserfs_create function.
> > -Removing dquot_initialize (cf ext2/tmpfile)
> > -Removing add_entry code.
> > -Adding d_tmpfile generic call.
> >
> > It was not extensively tested; other solutions would
> > be to work with hidden entries or merge
> > creation - tmpfile process.
> Is it worth adding new features to a legacy file system like reiserfs?

Having user API parity is always a good thing, especially if it doesn't
require on-disk format changes. Same case as FIEMAP or
SEEK_DATA/SEEK_HOLE to mention some recent features.

That being said this needs to follow them model of ext3/ext3/xfs and
add the inode to the unlink/orphan inode list on tmpfile creation and
move it out on flink.

We'll also need a proper verifier for the expected behaviour, which I
hope we'll get out of the work in progress XFS support.
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