[dm-devel] [PATCH RFC 00/10] dm-dedup: device-mapper deduplication target

Mike Snitzer snitzer at redhat.com
Fri Jul 18 02:43:36 UTC 2014

On Tue, May 06 2014 at  9:43am -0400,
Vasily Tarasov <tarasov at vasily.name> wrote:

> Interestingly, I can see 4, 5, and 7 in dm-devel's archive:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/dm-devel/2014-April/author.html
> In any case, you can pull the patches from:
> git://git.fsl.cs.sunysb.edu/linux-dmdedup.git
> Branch: rfc-v1.1
> Thanks for looking into this.


I haven't been able to get to _really_ reviewing dm-dedup.  It isn't
anything against you guys.. I've just been quite busy with other tasks.

I did start in on dm-dedup a month or so ago by staging a baseline of
your work in a branch here:

I found a few things that didn't look right, but they are more
DM-specific mechanics and not anything to do with your approach for
accomplishing dedup, see the FIXMEs I added to the documentation file in
this commit:

The reconstruct= param isn't needed.  In both dm-thinp and dm-cache we
use __superblock_all_zeroes to checks if the metadata device's
superblock is all zeros.  Ideally dm-dedup would do something

I'm going to be on paternity leave until Sept. 8.  It'd be great if Joe
and/or Mikulas took some time to review dm-dedup but I'm not sure if
they'll be able to.  I do hope to be around to respond to emails
periodically but my availability is TBD at this point.

When I get back from leave I'll definitely make dm-dedup a priority if
others don't beat me to it.

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