On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 16:14:29 +1000
Nick Piggin <nickpiggin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It might encourage user space applications to start usingThe slow desktop in the morning should not happen even without such a
FADV_SEQUENTIAL or FADV_NOREUSE more often (as it would become
worthwhile to do so), and if they do (especially cron jobs), the problem
of the slow desktop in the morning would progressively solve itself.
call, because the kernel should not throw out frequently used data (even
if it is not quite so recent) in favour of streaming data.
OK, I figure it doesn't do such a good job now, which is sad,
Do you have any tests in mind that we could use to decide
whether the patch I posted Tuesday would do a decent job
at protecting frequently used data from streaming data?