Re: [PATCH v4 1/6] fs: introduce FMODE_ZONE_APPEND and IOCB_ZONE_APPEND

From: Matthew Wilcox
Date: Mon Jul 27 2020 - 21:50:11 EST

On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 04:18:10PM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> Zone append is a protocol context that ha not business showing up
> in a file system interface. The right interface is a generic way
> to report the written offset for an append write for any kind of file.
> So we should pick a better name like FMODE_REPORT_APPEND_OFFSET
> (not that I particularly like that name, but it is the best I could
> quickly come up with).

Is it necessarily *append*? There were a spate of papers about ten
years ago for APIs that were "write anywhere and I'll tell you where it
ended up". So FMODE_ANONYMOUS_WRITE perhaps?