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authorAndrew Morton2006-03-31 04:30:42 -0600
committerLinus Torvalds2006-03-31 14:18:54 -0600
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[PATCH] sys_sync_file_range()
Remove the recently-added LINUX_FADV_ASYNC_WRITE and LINUX_FADV_WRITE_WAIT fadvise() additions, do it in a new sys_sync_file_range() syscall instead. Reasons: - It's more flexible. Things which would require two or three syscalls with fadvise() can be done in a single syscall. - Using fadvise() in this manner is something not covered by POSIX. The patch wires up the syscall for x86. The sycall is implemented in the new fs/sync.c. The intention is that we can move sys_fsync(), sys_fdatasync() and perhaps sys_sync() into there later. Documentation for the syscall is in fs/sync.c. A test app (sync_file_range.c) is in http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/ext3-tools.tar.gz. The available-to-GPL-modules do_sync_file_range() is for knfsd: "A COMMIT can say NFS_DATA_SYNC or NFS_FILE_SYNC. I can skip the ->fsync call for NFS_DATA_SYNC which is hopefully the more common." Note: the `async' writeout mode SYNC_FILE_RANGE_WRITE will turn synchronous if the queue is congested. This is trivial to fix: add a new flag bit, set wbc->nonblocking. But I'm not sure that we want to expose implementation details down to that level. Note: it's notable that we can sync an fd which wasn't opened for writing. Same with fsync() and fdatasync()). Note: the code takes some care to handle attempts to sync file contents outside the 16TB offset on 32-bit machines. It makes such attempts appear to succeed, for best 32-bit/64-bit compatibility. Perhaps it should make such requests fail... Cc: Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@yahoo.com.au> Cc: Michael Kerrisk <mtk-manpages@gmx.net> Cc: Ulrich Drepper <drepper@redhat.com> Cc: Neil Brown <neilb@cse.unsw.edu.au> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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