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    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.
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