Re: [PATCH v1 0/9] do not use s_dirt in ext4

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Thanks for the patches.

On Tue, 2012-03-27 at 22:14 +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> @@ -181,9 +181,22 @@ static int ext4_file_open(struct inode * inode, struct file * filp)
>                 path.dentry = mnt->mnt_root;
>                 cp = d_path(&path, buf, sizeof(buf));
>                 if (!IS_ERR(cp)) {
> +                       handle_t *handle;
> +                       int err;
> +
> +                       handle = ext4_journal_start_sb(sb, 1);
> +                       if (IS_ERR(handle))
> +                               return PTR_ERR(handle);
> +                       err = ext4_journal_get_write_access(handle,
> +                                                           EXT4_SB(sb)->s_sbh);

Why do we need to bother with journal in this case - AFAIU, we update a
single field, not critical, and we do not really need the journal for
this - we can just call 'mark_buffer_dirty(sbi->s_sbh)' and let the SB
be written out directly and asynchronously.

-- 
Best Regards,
Artem Bityutskiy

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