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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 3/3] fadvise: implement POSIX_FADV_NOREUSE
On 2/16/12 10:57 AM, Andrea Righi wrote:

> Maybe we should try to push ...something... in the memcg code for the
> short-term future, make it as much generic as possible, and for the
> long-term try to reuse the same feature (totally or in part) in the
> per-fd approach via fadvise().

Yes - the two approaches are complementary and we should probably pursue
both.

There are a number of apps which are already using fadvise though:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-3289
http://highscalability.com/blog/2012/1/12/peregrine-a-map-reduce-framework-for-iterative-and-pipelined.html

and probably many other similar cases that are not open source.

Some of these apps may be better off using NOREUSE instead of DONTNEED,
since they may not have a clue on what else is going on in the system.

The way I think about it: NOREUSE is a statement about what my process
is doing and DONTNEED is a statement about the entire system.

-Arun


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