Re: [patch 1/2] fuse: delete dead .write_begin and .write_end aops
From: Miklos Szeredi
Date: Mon Aug 08 2011 - 11:05:27 EST
Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 10:35:34PM +0200, Johannes Weiner wrote:
>> Ever since 'ea9b990 fuse: implement perform_write', the .write_begin
>> and .write_end aops have been dead code.
>> Their task - acquiring a page from the page cache, sending out a write
>> request and releasing the page again - is now done batch-wise to
>> maximize the number of pages send per userspace request.
> The loop code still calls them uncondtionally. This actually is a big
> as write_begin and write_end require filesystems specific locking,
> and might require code in the filesystem to e.g. update the ctime
> properly. I'll let Miklos chime in if leaving them in was intentional,
> and if it was a comment is probably justified.
Loop checks for ->write_begin() and falls back to ->write if the former
So I think the patch is fine. I tested loop over fuse, and it still
works after the patch.
Added to for-next.
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