Re: [PATCH v11 00/21] Add support for NV-DIMMs to ext4

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Date: Tue Sep 30 2014 - 05:45:19 EST

On Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:33:17 -0400, Matthew Wilcox said:

> Patch 19 adds some DAX infrastructure to support ext4.
> Patch 20 adds DAX support to ext4. It is broadly similar to ext2's DAX
> support, but it is more efficient than ext4's due to its support for
> unwritten extents.

I don't currently have a use case for NV-DIMM support.

However, it would be nice if this code could be leveraged to support
'force O_DIRECT on all I/O to this file' - that I *do* have a use
case for. Patch 20 looks to my untrained eye like it *almost* gets

(And if in fact it *does* do the whole enchilada, the Changelog etc should
mention it :)

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