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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] fadvise: introduce POSIX_FADV_DONTNEED_FS
On Wed, May 04, 2011 at 02:44:11PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:13:47 +0200
> Andrea Righi <andrea@betterlinux.com> wrote:
>
> > Introduce a new fadvise flag to drop page cache pages of a single
> > filesystem.
>
> I'm going to object to this on general principle. We shouldn't toss
> new features into the kernel API just because we can. Each feature
> needs a really good argument to justify its inclusion, and I don't
> believe that the case has been made for this feature.
>
> IOW, who's going to die if we don't merge it?

OK. :)

-Andrea


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