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    SubjectRe: page_launder() on 2.4.9/10 issue
    On Thu, 6 Sep 2001, Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > On September 6, 2001 01:52 pm, Rik van Riel wrote:
    > > On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Jan Harkes wrote:
    > >
    > > > To get back on the thread I jumped into, I totally agree with Linus
    > > > that writeout should be as soon as possible.
    > >
    > > Nice way to destroy read performance.
    >
    > Blindly delaying all the writes in the name of better read performance
    > isn't the right idea either. Perhaps we should have a good think
    > about some sensible mechanism for balancing reads against writes.

    Absolutely, delaying writes for too long is just as bad,
    we need something in-between.

    > > Lets face it, spinning the washing machine is expensive
    > > and running less than a full load makes things inefficient ;)
    >
    > That makes a good sound bite but doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
    > It's not a washing machine ;-)

    Two words: "IO clustering".

    regards,

    Rik
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