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SubjectRe: Buffer management - interesting idea
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On 15 Jun 2001 11:07:20 +0200, Helge Hafting wrote:
> The "resistance to scanning" seemed interesting, maybe one-time
> activities like a "find" run or big cat/dd will have less impact with
> this.

It should also be good for streaming file use. It gives a natural way
of detecting when you should be doing drop-behind (things fall out of
the fifo without ever making it into the LRU); doubly nice because it
works for both reads and writes without needing to treat them
differently. It's also nice that it gives a natural interpretation to
the various madvise() flags.

J

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