path: root/fs/gfs2/glock.c
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authorSteven Whitehouse <>2008-09-18 13:53:59 +0100
committerSteven Whitehouse <>2008-09-18 13:53:59 +0100
commit719ee344675c2efed9115934f19aa66a526b6e5b (patch)
tree7f9502d696a09eaf5eba0a0d3fa35557ffd3c503 /fs/gfs2/glock.c
parent37ec89e83c4ca98323fe74f139301ff3949cfdb6 (diff)
GFS2: high time to take some time over atime
Until now, we've used the same scheme as GFS1 for atime. This has failed since atime is a per vfsmnt flag, not a per fs flag and as such the "noatime" flag was not getting passed down to the filesystems. This patch removes all the "special casing" around atime updates and we simply use the VFS's atime code. The net result is that GFS2 will now support all the same atime related mount options of any other filesystem on a per-vfsmnt basis. We do lose the "lazy atime" updates, but we gain "relatime". We could add lazy atime to the VFS at a later date, if there is a requirement for that variant still - I suspect relatime will be enough. Also we lose about 100 lines of code after this patch has been applied, and I have a suspicion that it will speed things up a bit, even when atime is "on". So it seems like a nice clean up as well. From a user perspective, everything stays the same except the loss of the per-fs atime quantum tweekable (ought to be per-vfsmnt at the very least, and to be honest I don't think anybody ever used it) and that a number of options which were ignored before now work correctly. Please let me know if you've got any comments. I'm pushing this out early so that you can all see what my plans are. Signed-off-by: Steven Whitehouse <>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/gfs2/glock.c')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/fs/gfs2/glock.c b/fs/gfs2/glock.c
index 806e1eb0aa0..c962283d4e7 100644
--- a/fs/gfs2/glock.c
+++ b/fs/gfs2/glock.c
@@ -1580,8 +1580,6 @@ static const char *hflags2str(char *buf, unsigned flags, unsigned long iflags)
*p++ = 'a';
if (flags & GL_EXACT)
*p++ = 'E';
- if (flags & GL_ATIME)
- *p++ = 'a';
if (flags & GL_NOCACHE)
*p++ = 'c';
if (test_bit(HIF_HOLDER, &iflags))