Re: ext3 reservation question.

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 22:07:19 EST

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Badari Pulavarty wrote:
> I am worried about a case, where multiple threads writing to
> different parts of same file - there by each thread thrashing
> reservation window (since each one has its own goal).

Didn't we have a patch two years ago or something floating around with
doing lazy (delayed) block allocation on ext2 - doing the actual
allocation only when writing the thing out? Then you shouldn't have this
problem under any normal load, hopefully.

Or was it just some idle discussion that I remember?

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