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PUFFS direct I/O and page cache


FUSE supports per file descriptor I/O direct flag, which may be decided
by the filesystem (FUSE_FOPEN_DIRECT set in oflags in open's reply),
something we have trouble to deal with since we keep that flag at vnode

Here is a simple test where it breaks on glusterfs 3.6.0
rm -f test.txt
sleep 3
jot -b a -s ''  10 >> test.txt
jot -b b -s ''  10 >> test.txt
cat test.txt

On first open of test.txt we write through the cache. On second open,
the fileysystem specify direct I/O, we bypass the cache. The correct
data is written to the filesystem, but if when we read with cat, the
second write's data (the "b") is replaced by nul characters readen from
the cache.

Here is a proposed fix, which invalidates the cache when we use direct


Emmanuel Dreyfus

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