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SubjectRe: fadvise syscall?
On Sun, 17 Mar 2002, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:

> All of what you are asking for exists in Windows and all the semantics are
> implemented through a very powerful open(2) equivalent. I don't see why we
> shouldn't do the same. It makes more sense to me than inventing yet another
> system call...

It is easier for application writers to code:

(void)fadvise(fd, FADV_STREAMING);

Than to have a forest of #ifdefs to determine which O_* flags are
supported. After all, we still want our programs to run under Solaris. :-)


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