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Re: [Cluster-devel] [RFC PATCH 0/2] dirreadahead system call



On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 7:37 PM, Abhi Das <adas redhat com> wrote:
> This system call takes 3 arguments:
> fd      - file descriptor of the directory being readahead
> *offset - offset in dir from which to resume. This is updated
>           as we move along in the directory
> count   - The max number of entries to readahead
>
> The syscall is supposed to read upto 'count' entries starting at
> '*offset' and cache the inodes corresponding to those entries. It
> returns a negative error code or a positive number indicating
> the number of inodes it has issued readaheads for. It also
> updates the '*offset' value so that repeated calls to dirreadahead
> can resume at the right location. Returns 0 when there are no more
> entries left.

Hello Abhi,

As per Documentation/SubmitChecklist, please CC linux-api on patches
that change the kerne-user-space API/ABI. (See
https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/linux-api-ml.html for more
details.)

Cheers,

Michael


> Abhi Das (2):
>   fs: Add dirreadahead syscall and VFS hooks
>   gfs2: GFS2's implementation of the dir_readahead file operation
>
>  arch/x86/syscalls/syscall_32.tbl |   1 +
>  arch/x86/syscalls/syscall_64.tbl |   1 +
>  fs/gfs2/Makefile                 |   3 +-
>  fs/gfs2/dir.c                    |  49 ++++++---
>  fs/gfs2/dir.h                    |  15 +++
>  fs/gfs2/dir_readahead.c          | 209 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  fs/gfs2/file.c                   |   2 +
>  fs/gfs2/main.c                   |  10 +-
>  fs/gfs2/super.c                  |   1 +
>  fs/readdir.c                     |  49 +++++++++
>  include/linux/fs.h               |   3 +
>  11 files changed, 328 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 fs/gfs2/dir_readahead.c
>
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Michael Kerrisk Linux man-pages maintainer;
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