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Am Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2007 schrieb Nick Piggin:
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> There is one slight downside -- direct block device access and filesystem
> metadata access goes through an extra copy and gets stored in RAM twice.
> However, this downside is only slight, because the real buffercache of the
> device is now reclaimable (because we're not playing crazy games with it),
> so under memory intensive situations, footprint should effectively be the
> same -- maybe even a slight advantage to the new driver because it can also
> reclaim buffer heads.

This is just an idea, I dont know if it is worth the trouble, but have you
though about implementing direct_access for brd? That would allow
execute-in-place (xip) on brd eliminating the extra copy.

Christian


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