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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Radix-tree pagecache for 2.5
In article <20020201132953.A27508@havoc.gtf.org> you wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 09:06:37AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> Even databases often use multiple files, and quite frankly, a database
>> that doesn't use mmap and doesn't try very hard to not cause extra system
>> calls is going to be bad performance-wise _regardless_ of any page cache
>> locking.

> I've always thought that read(2) and write(2) would in the end wind up
> faster than mmap(2)... Tests in my rewritten cp/rm/mv type utilities
> seem to bear this out.

the biggest reason for this is that we *suck* at readahead for mmap....
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