gfs2: buffered write prefaulting

In gfs2_file_buffered_write, to increase the likelihood that all the
user memory we're trying to write will be resident in memory, carry out
the write in chunks and fault in each chunk of user memory before trying
to write it.  Otherwise, some workloads will trigger frequent short
"internal" writes, causing filesystem blocks to be allocated and then
partially deallocated again when writing into holes, which is wasteful
and breaks reservations.

Neither the chunked writes nor any of the short "internal" writes are
user visible.

Signed-off-by: Andreas Gruenbacher <>
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