Re: [RFC PATCH-tip v4 02/10] locking/rwsem: Stop active read lock ASAP

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Sun Oct 09 2016 - 11:17:54 EST

On Fri, Oct 07, 2016 at 08:47:51AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> Except that it's DAX, and in 4.7-rc1 that used shared locking at the
> XFS level and never took exclusive locks.
> *However*, the DAX IO path locking in XFS has changed in 4.9-rc1 to
> match the buffered IO single writer POSIX semantics - the test is a
> bad test based on the fact it exercised a path that is under heavy
> development and so can't be used as a regression test across
> multiple kernels.

That being said - I wonder if we should allow the shared lock on DAX
files IFF the user is specifying O_DIRECT in the open mode..
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