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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] Re: disk head scheduling
On Sun, Mar 21, 1999 at 12:16:40PM -0800, Matthew Jacob wrote:
> Then there was "Enriching the File System-Storage System Interface"
> work-in-progress (Drew Roselli, Jeanna Neefe Matthews, Tom Anderson
> (drew@cs.berkeley.edu) which talked about informing the storage subsystem
> with info hints as for file block lifetime, etc... I think this might have
> been what you were thinking of?


I think this is what Jim must have had in mind. Tell the disk drive which
blocks are related, which blocks are unlikely to be written, ... so that the
drive can optimize geometry. If I'm not mistaken, sct said that ext3 will
support this kind of thing.


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