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[Cluster-devel] Re: [PATCH 01/24] GFS2: Support for FIEMAP ioctl



On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 10:29:04 +0000
Steven Whitehouse <swhiteho redhat com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> On Wed, 2008-12-17 at 17:22 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:30:00 +0000
> > swhiteho redhat com wrote:
> > 
> > > +static int gfs2_fiemap(struct inode *inode, struct fiemap_extent_info *fieinfo,
> > > +		       u64 start, u64 len)
> > > +{
> > > +	struct gfs2_inode *ip = GFS2_I(inode);
> > > +	struct gfs2_holder gh;
> > > +	int ret;
> > > +
> > > +	ret = fiemap_check_flags(fieinfo, FIEMAP_FLAG_SYNC);
> > > +	if (ret)
> > > +		return ret;
> > > +
> > > +	mutex_lock(&inode->i_mutex);
> > > +
> > > +	ret = gfs2_glock_nq_init(ip->i_gl, LM_ST_SHARED, 0, &gh);
> > > +	if (ret)
> > > +		goto out;
> > > +
> > > +	if (gfs2_is_stuffed(ip)) {
> > > +		u64 phys = ip->i_no_addr << inode->i_blkbits;
> > > +		u64 size = i_size_read(inode);
> > 
> > It's actually safe to directly access i_size inside i_mutex.  Although
> > not terribly maintainable.
> > 
> > 
> I did wonder about that at the time, but I'm not quite sure if you are
> suggesting that I should change this now, or leave it as it is?

No strong opinion, really.  If it's a performance-sensitive path (it
isn't) then bypassing i_size_read() might be advantageous.  Leaving the
i_size_read() there provides some future-safety and sets a good
example.

It would be an easier decision if the SMP, 32-bit version of
i_size_read() wasn't inlined, and tremendously huge :(


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