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SubjectRe: spindown [was Re: 2.4.6-pre2, pre3 VM Behavior]
On Saturday 16 June 2001 23:06, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Jun 2001, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> > As a side note, the good old multisecond delay before bdflush kicks in
> > doesn't really make a lot of sense - when bandwidth is available the
> > filesystem-initiated writeouts should happen right away.
> ... thus spinning up the disk ?

Nope, the disk is already spinning, some other writeouts just finished.

> How about just making sure we write out a bigger bunch
> of dirty pages whenever one buffer gets too old ?

It's simpler than that. It's basically just: disk traffic low? good, write
out all the dirty buffers. Not quite as crude as that, but nearly.

> Does the patch below do anything good for your laptop? ;)

I'll wait for the next one ;-)

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