[RFC PATCH v2 1/8] ext4/xfs: add page refcount helper

Felix Kuehling felix.kuehling at amd.com
Mon Jun 14 15:26:01 UTC 2021

Am 2021-06-09 um 3:23 p.m. schrieb Matthew Wilcox:
> On Mon, Jun 07, 2021 at 03:42:19PM -0500, Alex Sierra wrote:
>> +++ b/include/linux/dax.h
>> @@ -243,6 +243,16 @@ static inline bool dax_mapping(struct address_space *mapping)
>>  	return mapping->host && IS_DAX(mapping->host);
>>  }
>> +static inline bool dax_layout_is_idle_page(struct page *page)
>> +{
>> +	return page_ref_count(page) == 1;
>> +}
> We already have something called an idle page, and that's quite a
> different thing from this.  How about dax_page_unused() (it's a use
> count, so once it's got down to its minimum value, it's unused)?
Hi Matthew,

Thank you very much for your feedback. This patch looks straight-forward
enough, but do we need the filesystem maintainers to review this as
well? I guess we should CC the linux-ext4 and linux-xfs mailing lists in
the next revision.

Hi Ralph,

Are you OK if we update your patch with this suggestion?


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