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

From: Mike Fedyk (
Date: Thu Oct 10 2002 - 17:44:17 EST

On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 03:17:35PM +0200, Giuliano Pochini wrote:
> O_STREAMING is a way to reduce cache footprint of some
> files, ad it does the job very well, unless those files
> are accessed concurrently by two of more processes.
> Thing again about to backup a large database. I don't
> want to use tar because it kills the caches. I would
> like a way to read the db so that the cached part of
> the db (the 20% which gets 80% of accesses) is not
> expunged.

Unless you are pausing the database (causing the files on disk to be in a
useful state) and then reading the file you will have trouble. Anything
else will have to syncronize with the database itself, and thus can't use
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