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SubjectRe: [PATCH] O_DIRECT with hardware blocksize alignment
> which can handle variable size IOs also. Isn't it ? Leaving it to
> the driver and doing variable size I/O on only the drivers that can
> handle them, may be a better option ?

Given that almost all drivers can handle it possibly what is wanted in
the 2.5 case is something as simple as a library routine it can call
from the block I/O that converts variable sized I/O's.

That would meet your very sensible argument that it shouldn't be punishing
other drivers

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