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bug#5914: feature request and non-bug patches submit policy

From: Joel Becker
Subject: bug#5914: feature request and non-bug patches submit policy
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 12:15:29 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 12:00:10AM +0800, jeff.liu wrote:
> one thing I need to point is, for OCFS2 reflink ioctl(2), it also has an
> attributes preserve option could be specified explictly.
> I can implement it only when cp(1) invoked with '-p' option without conflict 
> to current `cp`
> preserve functions, then the default attributes will be reflink to the dest 
> file (i.e.,
> mode,ownership,timestamps).

        That's what I figured.

> currently, my idea is, when invoking cp with '--reflink=[WHEN]', it first 
> performing btrfs clone,
> if it failed, try to do ocfs2 reflink, fall back to normal copy if both of 
> them failed.

        A better approach would be to try the ocfs2 reflink ioctl(2),
then the btrfs one.  btrfs will support OCFS2_IOC_REFLINK eventually.



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