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

From: Jamie Lokier (
Date: Wed Oct 09 2002 - 18:20:02 EST

Mark Mielke wrote:
> 2) Pages should not be candidates for dropping if the pages belong
> to the first few pages of a file. (First = 2? 4? 8?) The theory
> being, that somebody could begin reading the file again from the
> beginning.

This breaks the benefit of using O_STREAMING to read a lot of small
files once, as you might do when grepping the kernel tree for example.

-- Jamie
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