On 2021/04/19 18:41, h...@infradead.org wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 09:35:37AM +0000, Damien Le Moal wrote:
>> This is only to avoid someone from running zoned-btrfs on top of dm-crypt.
>> Without this patch, mount will be OK and file data writes will also actually 
>> be
>> OK. But all reads will miserably fail... I would rather have this patch in 
>> than
>> deal with the "bug reports" about btrfs failing to read files. No ?
>> Note that like you, I dislike having to add such code. But it was my 
>> oversight
>> when I worked on getting dm-crypt to work on zoned drives. Zone append was
>> overlooked at that time... My bad, really.
> dm-crypt needs to stop pretending it supports zoned devices if it
> doesn't.  Note that dm-crypt could fairly trivially support zone append
> by doing the same kind of emulation that the sd driver does.

I am not so sure about the "trivial" but yes, it is feasible. Let me think about
something then. Whatever we do, performance with ZNS will no be great, for
sure... But for SMR HDDs, we likely will not notice any difference in 

Damien Le Moal
Western Digital Research

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