lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1998]   [Feb]   [23]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: New Feature Idea: Compress swap file
On Sun, 22 Feb 1998, Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:

> On 1998-02-22T13:14:07,
> Emil Briggs <briggs@bucky.physics.ncsu.edu> said:
>
> > I don't know for certain but it sounds reasonable. Which brings to mind
> > another question -- do the buffer flushing routines consider hard disk
> > geometry when deciding which dirty buffers to write to disk and in what
> > order to write them? (I'm not referring to swap specifically here).
>
> Since the real geometry isn't known to the driver, this would be a useless
> thing to try.

An ext2 like approximation would work however. Or just
queueing up _everything_ at once for writing and have
the lowlevel drivers do the work, but that might generate
too much I/O at once.

Rik.
+-----------------------------+------------------------------+
| For Linux mm-patches, go to | "I'm busy managing memory.." |
| my homepage (via LinuxHQ). | H.H.vanRiel@fys.ruu.nl |
| ...submissions welcome... | http://www.fys.ruu.nl/~riel/ |
+-----------------------------+------------------------------+

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:41    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans