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    SubjectRe: Possible Idea with filesystem buffering.
    Rik van Riel wrote:

    >On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Hans Reiser wrote:
    >>Suppose we do what you ask, and always write the page (as well as some
    >>other pages) to disk. This will result in the filesystem cache as a
    >>whole receiving more pressure than other caches that only write one
    >>page in response to pressure. This is unbalanced, leads to some
    >>caches having shorter average page lifetimes than others, and it is
    >>therefor suboptimal. Yes?
    >If your ->writepage() writes pages to disk it just means
    >that reiserfs will be able to clean its pages faster than
    >the other filesystems.
    the logical extreme of this is that no write caching should be done at
    all, only read caching?

    >This means the VM will not call reiserfs ->writepage() as
    >often as for the other filesystems, since more of the
    >pages it finds will already be clean and freeable.
    >I guess the only way to unbalance the caches is by actually
    >freeing pages in ->writepage, but I don't see any real reason
    >why you'd want to do that...
    It would unbalance the write cache, not the read cache.


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