2021-07-12 12:27:12

by David Howells

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Subject: [PATCH] netfs: Add MAINTAINERS record

Add a MAINTAINERS record for the new netfs helper library.

Signed-off-by: David Howells <[email protected]>
Acked-by: Jeff Layton <[email protected]>
cc: Matthew Wilcox (Oracle) <[email protected]>
cc: [email protected]
cc: [email protected]
cc: [email protected]
cc: [email protected]
cc: [email protected]
cc: [email protected]
cc: [email protected]
cc: [email protected]
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/[email protected].uk/
Link: https://lore.kernel.org/r/[email protected]g.uk/ # v1

MAINTAINERS | 9 +++++++++
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+)

index a61f4f3b78a9..2fd13803cd06 100644
@@ -13050,6 +13050,15 @@ NETWORKING [WIRELESS]
L: [email protected]
Q: http://patchwork.kernel.org/project/linux-wireless/list/

+M: David Howells <[email protected]>
+M: Jeff Layton <[email protected]>
+L: [email protected] (moderated for non-subscribers)
+S: Supported
+F: Documentation/filesystems/netfs_library.rst
+F: fs/netfs/
+F: include/linux/netfs.h
M: Manish Chopra <[email protected]>
M: Rahul Verma <[email protected]>

2021-07-13 11:55:04

by Jeff Layton

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Subject: Re: [PATCH] netfs: Add MAINTAINERS record

On Tue, 2021-07-13 at 06:44 +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2021 at 01:26:32PM +0100, David Howells wrote:
> > Add a MAINTAINERS record for the new netfs helper library.
> Btw, any reason why this code is called netfs? It is a library
> that seems to mostly be glue code for fscache as far as I can tell and
> has nothing to do with networking at all.

It's infrastructure for network filesystems.

The original impetus was hooking up fscache, though the helper code also
works with fscache disabled. We also have some work in progress to plumb
in fscrypt support, and David is also looking at adding
writepage/writepages support too.

readpage/readpages/writepage/writepages operations in network
filesystems are quite "fiddly", and they all do it in subtly different
ways (and not always for good reasons).

The new read helper infrastructure abstracts a lot of that away, and
gives netfs's a simpler set of operations to deal with. We're hoping to
do the same with writepage/writepages helpers soon.
Jeff Layton <[email protected]>