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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] fuse: wait for writeback in fuse_file_fallocate() -v2
On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 08:27:30PM +0400, Maxim Patlasov wrote:

> >So having a barrier like FUSE_NOWRITE is good but then we need to take care
> >of throwing away the truncated part of the queue. But that should be doable
> >by passing the truncated range explicitly to fuse_release_nowrite().
>
> Yes, I considered this approach, but splitting a fuse request into
> two in fuse_send_writepage() made me sick. What if allocation fails?

Heh, yeah.

I can think of a hundred ways this could be solved without needing an
allocation. Probably none of them worth the hassle.

Or if the hole fits inside the write we could just zero out the affected pages.
Which is cheating a bit, but no one will notice ;)

Thanks,
Miklos


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