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SubjectRe: O_DIRECT! or O_DIRECT?
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In article <20010704185230.F28793@redhat.com>,
Stephen C. Tweedie <sct@redhat.com> wrote:
>For these reasons, buffered IO is often faster than O_DIRECT for pure
>sequential access. The downside it its greater CPU cost and the fact
>that it pollutes the cache (which, in turn, causes even _more_ CPU
>overhead when the VM is forced to start reclaiming old cache data to
>make room for new blocks.)

Any chance of something like O_SEQUENTIAL (like madvise(MADV_SEQUENTIAL))

Mike.

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