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SubjectRe: [DATAPOINT] how max_readahead settings affect streaming throughput
On Fri, 5 Oct 2001, Roger Larsson wrote:

> I question the decision to use 124 kB as default read ahead maximum.

> The example cited was a FTP server serving 100 clients. With standard
> readahead it would give 12.8 MB readahead

[snip]

Ideally the readahead code would scale itself to use as much
memory is available, but no more and without putting pressure
on the working set too much.

I have some ideas on how to implement this and will start
testing them as soon as I have a nice test program for this.

regards,

Rik
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