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    SubjectRe: userspace pagecache management tool
    On Sat, 03 Mar 2007 17:28:35 -0500 Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> wrote:

    > Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > On Sat, 03 Mar 2007 17:19:00 -0500 Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> wrote:
    > >
    > >>> It is *not* a global instruction. It uses setenv, so the user's policy
    > >>> affects only the target process and its forked children.
    > >> ... and all other processes accessing the same file(s)!
    > >>
    > >> Your library and the system calls may be limited to one process,
    > >> but the consequences are global.
    > >
    > > Yes. So what? If the user wants to go and evict libc.so from pagecache
    > > then he can do so - the kernel has provided syscalls with which this can be
    > > done for at least seven years. Bad user, shouldn't do that.
    >
    > Are you saying the user should not use your script with their
    > backup program?

    No.

    This is getting silly.
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