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SubjectRe: [PATCH] PAGE_SIZE IO for RAW (RAW VARY)
On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 11:28:39AM -0800, Badari Pulavarty wrote:
> Ben,
>
> By any chance do you have a list of drivers that assume this ?
> What does it take to fix them ?
>
> I think Jens BIO changes for 2.5 will fix this problem. But
> 2.4 needs a solution in this area too. This patch showed
> significant improvement for database workloads.

I didn't checked the implementation but as far as the blkdev is
concerned the b_size changes without notification as soon as you 'mkfs
-b somethingelse' and then mount the fs. So it cannot break as far I can
tell. The only important thing is that b_size stays between 512 and 4k.

> If it is not reasonable to fix all the brokern drivers,
> how about making this configurable (to do variable size IO) ?
> Do you favour this solution ?

no.

Andrea
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