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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH -V3 7/8] hw/9pfs: Add new virtfs option cache=no

From: Aneesh Kumar K. V
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH -V3 7/8] hw/9pfs: Add new virtfs option cache=none to skip host page cache
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:34:24 +0530
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On Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:23:50 +0000, Stefan Hajnoczi <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 5, 2011 at 5:52 PM, Aneesh Kumar K.V
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > cache=none implies the file are opened in the host with O_SYNC open flag
> O_SYNC does not bypass the host page cache.  It ensures that writes
> only complete once data has been written to the disk.
> O_DIRECT is a hint to bypass the host page cache when possible.
> A boolean on|off option would be nicer than an option that takes the
> special string "none".  For example, direct=on|off.  It also makes the
> code nicer by using bools instead of strdup strings that get leaked.

What i wanted is the O_SYNC behavior. Well the comment should be updated. I
want to make sure that we don't have dirty data in host page cache after
a write. It is always good to make read hit the page cache


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