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    SubjectRe: 2.4.x has finally made it!
    Matthias Andree <> writes:

    > On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Doug McNaught wrote:
    > > It's a benchmark, lighten up! ;)
    > Well, he wanted to benchmark everyday use, and disk latency is also an
    > issue for everyday use, of course;

    But it's more a measure of your disk subsystem than your VM efficiency
    (unless something is badly wrong).

    > so that's kind of pointless getting
    > rid of I/O and benchmarking the cache. fsync() efficiency comes into
    > play and wants to be benchmarked as well. How do you know if your
    > fsync() syncs what's needed, the whole partition, the partition's meta
    > data (softupdates!) or the world (all blocks)?

    A very good point that I hadn't considered.

    Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.
    --T. J. Jackson, 1863
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