Add fspacectl(2), vn_deallocate(9) and VOP_DEALLOCATE(9).
fspacectl(2) is a system call to provide space management support to
userspace applications. VOP_DEALLOCATE(9) is a VOP call to perform the
deallocation. vn_deallocate(9) is a public KPI.
The purpose of proposing a new system call, a KPI and a VOP call is to
allow bhyve or other hypervisor monitors to emulate the behavior of SCSI
UNMAP/NVMe DEALLOCATE on a plain file.
fspacectl(2) comprises of cmd and flags parameters to specify the
space management operation to be performed. Currently cmd can be
SPACECTL_DEALLOC, and flags has to be 0 for SPACECTL_DEALLOC
fo_fspacectl is added to fileops.
VOP_DEALLOCATE(9) is added as a new VOP call. A trivial implementation
of VOP_DEALLOCATE(9) is provided.
Submitted by: Ka Ho Ng <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sponsored by: The FreeBSD Foundation