Re: Patch for block write clustering

Chris Wedgwood (
Thu, 5 Mar 1998 08:33:08 +1300

From: Emil Briggs <>
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Subject: Re: Patch for block write clustering


... (I can post the benchmark program I used if anyone wants to try it

time ( du ~squid/cache/ >/dev/null ; sync )

(with atime updates enabled) - Perhaps a bit contrived?

I'll put it in -- the patch needs quite a bit of working. I don't have a
system with more than one drive on it that I can use for testing this
sort of stuff though.

I guess if nobody else does first, I'll forward port this to 2.1.88 and see
what happens there. I don't have an SMP machine so someone who understands
spinlocks better than me may have to look at it...


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