On Tue 25-07-17 10:01:58, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 01:14:00AM +0300, Kirill A. Shutemov wrote:
> I guess it's up to filesystem if it wants to reuse the same spot to write
> data or not. I think your assumptions works for ext4 and xfs. I wouldn't
> be that sure for btrfs or other filesystems with CoW support.
Or XFS with reflinks for that matter. Which currently can't be
combined with DAX, but I had a somewhat working version a few month
But in cases like COW when the block mapping changes, the process
must run unmap_mapping_range() before installing the new PTE so that all
processes mapping this file offset actually refault and see the new
mapping. So this would go through pte_none() case. Am I missing something?
Jan Kara <jack(a)suse.com>
SUSE Labs, CR