[linux-lvm] [dm-devel] do not disable ext4 discards on first discard failure? [was: Re: dm snapshot: ignore discards issued to the snapshot-origin target]

Christoph Hellwig hch at infradead.org
Mon May 2 08:19:25 UTC 2011

On Mon, May 02, 2011 at 09:13:08AM +0100, Alasdair G Kergon wrote:
> On Mon, May 02, 2011 at 09:16:21AM +0200, Lukas Czerner wrote:
> > However when we have dm device where part of the device supports
> > discard due to underlying hardware capability we just can not return
> > EOPNOTSUPP from blkdev_issue_discard, because it is just not true! 
> EOPNOTSUPP from dm means the operation was not supported on that *one* bio.
> It does *not* tell you anything in general about the device, or whether
> you'd get the same error from different bios in future.

Exactly.  We already have the information in the queue limits to tell
the filesystem if discard is supported at all or not.

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