Re: [RFC PATCH] xfs: support for non-mmu architectures

From: Dave Chinner
Date: Thu Nov 19 2015 - 18:29:05 EST

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 12:46:21AM +0200, Octavian Purdila wrote:
> Naive implementation for non-mmu architectures: allocate physically
> contiguous xfs buffers with alloc_pages. Terribly inefficient with
> memory and fragmentation on high I/O loads but it may be good enough
> for basic usage (which most non-mmu architectures will need).

Can you please explain why you want to use XFS on low end, basic
non-MMU devices? XFS is a high performance, enterprise/HPC level
filesystem - it's not a filesystem designed for small IoT level
devices - so I'm struggling to see why we'd want to expend any
effort to make XFS work on such devices....


Dave Chinner
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