Re: [PATCH] O_STREAMING - flag for optimal streaming I/O

From: Chris Wedgwood (
Date: Tue Oct 08 2002 - 14:59:13 EST

On Tue, Oct 08, 2002 at 09:53:32PM +0200, Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:


O_DIRECT would probably win here too I think.

> I only have 3 GB of RAM, and creating and writing trashes the whole
> cache twice.

With 512MB of RAM, I stream (in the background while I'm poking about
under X with Mozilla and things) 10GB+ files around all the time and
never notice it, this is using O_DIRECT off XFS.

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