Re: [PATCH V4 7/8] fs/ext4: Introduce DAX inode flag
From: Jan Kara
Date: Mon May 25 2020 - 03:28:49 EST
On Sun 24-05-20 21:39:10, Ira Weiny wrote:
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 01:48:48PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > And then we should check conflicts with the journal flag as well, as I
> > mentioned in reply to the first patch. There it is more complicated by the
> > fact that we should disallow setting of both EXT4_INODE_DAX_FL and
> > EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL at the same time so the checks will be somewhat more
> > complicated.
> I'm confused by jflag. Why is EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL stored in jflag?
It isn't just EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL. It is:
jflag = flags & EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL;
so it is EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL if it should be set by the current ioctl and 0
otherwise. But I agree that since we mostly do
(jflag ^ oldflags) & EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL
jflags is mostly useless as we could do just
(flags ^ oldflags) & EXT4_JOURNAL_DATA_FL
I guess it's mostly a relict from the past...
Jan Kara <jack@xxxxxxxx>
SUSE Labs, CR