Hi -

dduper is an offline dedupe tool. Instead of reading whole file blocks and
computing checksum, It works by fetching checksum from BTRFS csum tree. This 
hugely improves the performance. 

dduper works like:
        - Read csum for given two files.
        - Find matching location.
        - Pass the location to ioctl_ficlonerange directly
          instead of ioctl_fideduperange

By default, dduper adds safty check to above steps by creating a 
backup reflink file and compares the md5sum after dedupe. 
If the backup file matches new deduped file, then backup file is 
removed. You can skip this check by passing --skip option. Here is 
sample cli usage [1] and quick demo [2]  

Some performance numbers: (with -skip option)

Dedupe two 1GB files with same  content - 1.2 seconds
Dedupe two 5GB files with same  content - 8.2 seconds
Dedupe two 10GB files with same  content - 13.8 seconds

dduper requires `btrfs inspect-internal dump-csum` command, you can use 
this branch [3] or apply patch by yourself [4] 

[2] http://giis.co.in/btrfs_dedupe.gif
[3] git clone https://gitlab.collabora.com/laks/btrfs-progs.git -b  dump_csum
[4] https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10540229/ 

Please remember its version-0.1, so test it out, if you plan to use dduper real 
Let me know, if you have suggestions or feedback or bugs :)


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