Re: [00/17] Large Blocksize Support V3

From: Nick Piggin
Date: Fri Apr 27 2007 - 22:50:58 EST

William Lee Irwin III wrote:
On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 12:27:45PM +1000, Nick Piggin wrote:

I guess 10% isn't a small amount. Though it would be nice to have
before/after numbers for Linux. And, like Andrew was saying, we could
just _attempt_ to put contiguous pages in pagecache rather than
_require_ it. Which is still robust under fragmentation, and benefits
everyone, not just files with a large pagecache size.

What sort of strategy do you intend to use to speculatively populate
the pagecache with contiguous pages?

Andrew outlined it.

SUSE Labs, Novell Inc.
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