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SubjectRe: PATCH: killing read_ahead[]


On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
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> I agree with you and Rik that this array needs to go away... but
> ripping out the feature is not the answer, IMHO.

Actually, the _real_ answer is to make fs/block_dev.c use the page cache
instead - and generic_file_read() does read-ahead that actually improves
performance, unlike the silly contortions that the direct block-dev
read-ahead tries to do.

Linus

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