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Re: XFS support for TRIM / blkdev_issue_discard?

To: Felix Blyakher <felixb@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS support for TRIM / blkdev_issue_discard?
From: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 18:19:27 +1000
Cc: Peter Niemayer <niemayer@xxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <BB5058FD-E69F-4254-9548-82CD634C7FD6@xxxxxxx>
References: <20090331053013.7642414167108@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <49E4A131.5040309@xxxxxx> <BB5058FD-E69F-4254-9548-82CD634C7FD6@xxxxxxx>
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)
On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 01:32:35PM -0500, Felix Blyakher wrote:
> On Apr 14, 2009, at 9:44 AM, Peter Niemayer wrote:
>> Dear Felix Blyakher,
> Hi Peter,
>> do you know whether there are plans to support the ATA TRIM command /
>> blkdev_issue_discard() call in XFS for Linux anytime soon?
> This topic was indeed brought up in xfs discussions.
> Though, we don't have any definite plans on supporting it yet.

I did some initial work on tracking extents being freed, but then
the TRIM request morphed into a "tell the largest free space around
the area just freed" and that is much harder to do than simply to
issue a "we just freed this bit" command.


Dave Chinner

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