[LTP] [PATCH v4 9/9] syscalls/sync_file_range: add sync device test-case
Tue Feb 26 12:48:23 CET 2019
On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 11:57:11AM +0100, Cyril Hrubis wrote:
> > > This tests fails for me for fuse based filesystems, the call returns 0
> > > but does not write anything, the questions is if this is desired
> > > behavior or not.
> > >
> > Interesting case. Do you see similar behaviour with other sync related syscalls?
> Just this one, I would have expected that the new syscall is not wired
> into fuse yet hence it does nothing silently instead of returning
> EOPNOTSUPP which could break applications...
> > AFAIK, fuse file-system operations are implemented in user-space
> > daemons exported to kernel as callbacks via libfuse. Maybe we need to
> > check fsync() callback operation  implementation?
> >  https://libfuse.github.io/doxygen/structfuse__operations.html
For file syncs I think (admitedly without having much VFS experience)
that the writeback will end up being requested via the writepages VFS op;
since we are writing back data from a single fd then the kernel doesn't
need much help from the filesystem to find out which pages are
affected so the "big" sync API in fuse is probably not needed here.
> > > Also we should as well add a second test here that sync only a middle of
> > > a written region of a file and expects that the data written are
> > > somewhere between a few percents of the synced size.
> > >
> > Sure, will add a test for this.
> Ideally this should be put into the existing test in order to spare time
> needed to format the devices etc.
> Cyril Hrubis
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