Re: RFC: mincore: add a bit to indicate a page is dirty.

From: Rusty Russell
Date: Tue Feb 12 2013 - 00:52:45 EST

Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 01:43:03PM +1030, Rusty Russell wrote:
>> I am writing an app which really wants to know if a file is on the
>> disk or not (ie. do I need to sync?).
> When the page is under writeback, it's not necessarily on disk yet,
> but you also don't need to sync. Which semantics make more sense?
> I'm leaning toward checking both PG_dirty and PG_writeback.

If it's already under PG_writeback, you probably still need to wait for
it to finish if you're trying to ensure write ordering. ie. sync.

I've updated my patch by stealing your code.

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