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SubjectRe: [Kiobuf-io-devel] RFC: Kernel mechanism: Compound event wait
On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Mikulas Patocka wrote:

> > > You need aio_open.
> > Could you explain this?
> If the server is sending many small files, disk spends huge
> amount time walking directory tree and seeking to inodes. Maybe
> opening the file is even slower than reading it

Not if you have a big enough inode_cache and dentry_cache.

OTOH ... if you have enough memory the whole async IO argument
is moot anyway because all your files will be in memory too.


Linux MM bugzilla:

Virtual memory is like a game you can't win;
However, without VM there's truly nothing to lose...

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