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SubjectRe: VM Requirement Document - v0.0
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	Stefan Hoffmeister <lkml.2001@econos.de> writes:

[...]

> Windows NT/2000 has flags that can be for each CreateFile operation
> ("open" in Unix terms), for instance
>
> FILE_ATTRIBUTE_TEMPORARY
>
> FILE_FLAG_WRITE_THROUGH
> FILE_FLAG_NO_BUFFERING
> FILE_FLAG_RANDOM_ACCESS
> FILE_FLAG_SEQUENTIAL_SCAN
>
> If Linux does not have mechanism that would allow the signalling of
> specific use case, it might be helpful to implement such a hinting
> system?

madvise(2) does it on mappings IIRC

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