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SubjectRe: Possible Idea with filesystem buffering.
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The VM is busy with other tasks so why not have a daemon handle pages
delegated from the VM? Having a pagebuf daemon would allow for delay
writes and allow for perhaps readahead buffering of data having theses
would take some pressure off of the VM no?


On Tue, 2002-01-22 at 18:37, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 22 Jan 2002, Shawn Starr wrote:
>
> > The only functionality added to the kernel would be a a interface for
> > filesystems to share it would basically create kpagebuf_* functions.
>
> What would these things achieve ?
>
> It would be nice if you could give us a quick explanation of
> what exactly kpagebufd is supposed to do, if only so I can
> keep that in mind while working on the VM ;)
>
> Rik
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