Re: Caching idea

Todd Fries (
Mon, 5 Jun 1995 10:09:32 -0500 (CDT)

> It occured to me yesterday that a relitivly elegant way to accomplish this
> might be to change the buffer cache so that blocks which hold data from
> slow devices could be made swappable. Since the buffer cache and the swap
> code seem to be fairly integrated at the moment, it does not seem like this
> would be a huge change, and it is certainly prettier than having each slow
> device have it own cache file, and it own cache manager (and its own cache
> manager bugs). Have I overlooked anything important?

Depends on if you are like me and want to dedicate an entire partition/file
entirely to nfs caching only or not...