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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/12] FS-Cache: Generic filesystem caching facility
    Linus Torvalds <> wrote:
    > On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, David Howells wrote:
    > >
    > > This series of patches does four things:
    > Ok, interesting, and I like most of what I see..

    Less impressed. It (still) adds a very large amount of tricksy code which
    pokes around in core pagecache functions, slows down the radix-tree
    hotpath, exports mysterious symbols. And that's on a 60-second scan.

    It'll be a sizeable job going through it in detail. Not as sizeable as
    writing it though ;)

    All of this for an undisclosed speedup of AFS!

    I think we need an NFS implementation and some numbers which make it
    interesting. Or at least, some AFS numbers, some explanation as to why
    they can be extrapolated to NFS and some degree of interest from the NFS
    guys. Ditto CIFS.

    Because it _is_ a lot of code.
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