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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] do_generic_file_read / readahead adjustments

    > David Howells wrote:
    > >
    > > This patch is the alternative: make a function (do_generic_mapping_read())
    > > that I can pass an inode or an address_space to, and make
    > > do_generic_file_read() call that. This allows me to make use of readahead
    > > semantics without having to reinvent them for myself.
    > >
    > OK. The current readahead and mpage code is really designed just
    > for ext2-style filesystems. It was always expected that it would
    > have to grow as more sophisticated filesytems put demands upon it.
    > Your change is a perfectly sensible generalisation. The reiserfs
    > team have been making noises about lower-level readahead hooks as well,
    > and I think your patch largely addresses those. I shall ping them.

    I'd just finished sending the patch to Linus. If you want to divert or stall
    it, can you tell him.

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