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Subject[RFC PATCH 0/4] fs: introduce new writeback error tracking infrastructure and convert ext4 to use it
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During LSF/MM this year, we had a discussion about the current sorry
state of writeback error reporting, and what could be done to improve
the situation. This patchset represents a first pass at the proposal
I made there.

It first adds a new set of writeback error tracking infrastructure to
ensure that errors are properly stored and reported at fsync time. It
also makes a small but significant change to ensure that writeback
errors are reported on all file descriptors, not just on the first one
where fsync is called.

Note that this is a _very_ rough draft at this point. I did some by-hand
testing with dm-error to ensure that it does the right thing there.
Mostly I'm interested in early feedback at this point -- does this basic
approach make sense?

Jeff Layton (4):
fs: new infrastructure for writeback error handling and reporting
dax: set errors in mapping when writeback fails
buffer: set wb errors using both new and old infrastructure for now
ext4: wire it up to the new writeback error reporting infrastructure

Documentation/filesystems/vfs.txt | 14 +++++++--
fs/buffer.c | 6 +++-
fs/dax.c | 4 ++-
fs/ext4/dir.c | 1 +
fs/ext4/ext4.h | 1 +
fs/ext4/file.c | 1 +
fs/ext4/fsync.c | 15 +++++++---
fs/ext4/inode.c | 2 +-
fs/ext4/page-io.c | 4 +--
fs/open.c | 3 ++
include/linux/fs.h | 5 ++++
mm/filemap.c | 61 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
12 files changed, 106 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

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2.9.3

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