[PATCH] ext3: Add "-o bh" option
Badari Pulavarty [Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:25:04 +0000 (00:25 -0700)]
This patch adds "-o bh" option to force use of buffer_heads.  This option
is needed when we make "nobh" as default - and if we run into problems.

Signed-off-by: Badari Pulavarty <pbadari@us.ibm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>

Documentation/filesystems/ext3.txt
fs/ext3/super.c

index afb1335..4aecc9b 100644 (file)
@@ -113,6 +113,14 @@ noquota
 grpquota
 usrquota
 
+bh             (*)     ext3 associates buffer heads to data pages to
+nobh                   (a) cache disk block mapping information
+                       (b) link pages into transaction to provide
+                           ordering guarantees.
+                       "bh" option forces use of buffer heads.
+                       "nobh" option tries to avoid associating buffer
+                       heads (supported only for "writeback" mode).
+
 
 Specification
 =============
index b2891cc..b748336 100644 (file)
@@ -630,7 +630,7 @@ enum {
        Opt_resgid, Opt_resuid, Opt_sb, Opt_err_cont, Opt_err_panic, Opt_err_ro,
        Opt_nouid32, Opt_nocheck, Opt_debug, Opt_oldalloc, Opt_orlov,
        Opt_user_xattr, Opt_nouser_xattr, Opt_acl, Opt_noacl,
-       Opt_reservation, Opt_noreservation, Opt_noload, Opt_nobh,
+       Opt_reservation, Opt_noreservation, Opt_noload, Opt_nobh, Opt_bh,
        Opt_commit, Opt_journal_update, Opt_journal_inum, Opt_journal_dev,
        Opt_abort, Opt_data_journal, Opt_data_ordered, Opt_data_writeback,
        Opt_usrjquota, Opt_grpjquota, Opt_offusrjquota, Opt_offgrpjquota,
@@ -666,6 +666,7 @@ static match_table_t tokens = {
        {Opt_noreservation, "noreservation"},
        {Opt_noload, "noload"},
        {Opt_nobh, "nobh"},
+       {Opt_bh, "bh"},
        {Opt_commit, "commit=%u"},
        {Opt_journal_update, "journal=update"},
        {Opt_journal_inum, "journal=%u"},
@@ -1014,6 +1015,9 @@ clear_qf_name:
                case Opt_nobh:
                        set_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, NOBH);
                        break;
+               case Opt_bh:
+                       clear_opt(sbi->s_mount_opt, NOBH);
+                       break;
                default:
                        printk (KERN_ERR
                                "EXT3-fs: Unrecognized mount option \"%s\" "