RE: [PATCH 2/3] xfs: Add support IOC_MOV_DATA ioctl
From: Dmitry Monakhov
Date: Mon Jul 14 2014 - 12:27:40 EST
On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:33:21 +0900, Namjae Jeon <namjae.jeon@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 08:59:49PM +0900, Namjae Jeon wrote:
> > > This patch implements fs ioctl's IOC_MOV_DATA for XFS.
> > Shouldn't this share code with the XFS_IOC_SWAPEXT implementation?
> Lukas has raised the same question for ext4.
> Both xfs(XFS_IOC_SWAPEXT) and ext4(EXT4_IOC_MOVE_EXT) has ioctls which uses
> almost similar kind of structure as struct mov_data.
> As such, there seems to be possiblity for sharing basic code (I will try)
> used for sanity checking in IOC_MOV_DATA to be shared with these ioctls
> but the core functionality code will remain different.
Actually they are differ. EXT4_IOC_MOVE_EXT copy data inside kernel,
but XFS_IOC_SWAPEXT live this job to userpsace see:
And I'll vote to make EXT4_IOC_MOVE_EXT deprecated, and implement EXT4_IOC_SWAPEXT
as XFS does that.
Ted, Lukas what do you think about that?
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