Re: [PATCH] mm : sync ra->ra_pages with bdi->ra_pages

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Fri Aug 14 2020 - 16:10:38 EST

On Fri, 14 Aug 2020 17:03:44 +0800 Zhaoyang Huang <huangzhaoyang@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Some system(like android) will turbo read during startup via expanding the
> readahead window and then set it back to normal(128kb as usual). However, some
> files in the system process context will keep to be opened since it is opened
> up and has no chance to sync with the updated value as it is almost impossible
> to change the files attached to the inode(processes are unaware of these things)

How about making VM_READAHEAD_PAGES a variable? Provide a kernel boot
parameter to alter the default setting. Userspace can then restore the
usual value later in boot?