Re: [PATCH v2 2/9] ext2: tell DAX the size of allocation holes

From: Theodore Ts'o
Date: Sat Sep 10 2016 - 13:52:01 EST

On Sat, Sep 10, 2016 at 12:31:51AM -0700, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> I've mentioned this before, but I'd like to repeat it. With all the
> work reqwuired in the file system I would prefer to drop DAX support
> in ext2 (and if people really cry for it reinstate the trivial old xip
> support).

Why is so much work required to support the new DAX interfaces in
ext2? Is that unique to ext2, or is adding DAX support just going to
be painful for all file systems? Hopefully it's not the latter,

- Ted