Re: [PATCH] Use of getblk differs between locations

From: Mikulas Patocka
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 13:26:37 EST

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, Jamie Lokier wrote:

Pavel Machek wrote:

and/or make dirty data hdd based (not ram based)

Ooh, swappable dirty data... nice idea :)

Multics had something like this :-) They had fast small drum and slow big disk --- so they wrote dirty file pages first to drum and then moved them to disk. Needless to say that it very too complex and they ripped it out of the system after years.


and/or restricting dirty buffers to 10MB for removable media.

That seems like the simplest effective solution.

-- Jamie

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