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SubjectRe: cache limit

On 08.19, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Denis Vlasenko <> wrote:
> >
> > There was a discussion (and patches) in the middle of 2.5 series
> > about O_STREAMING open flag which mean "do not aggressively cache
> > this file". Targeted at MP3/video playing, copying large files and such.
> >
> > I don't know whether it actually was merged. If it was,
> > your program can use it.
> It was not. Instead we have fadvise. So it would be appropriate to change

Does this work in 2.4 ?
If not, any patch flying around ?
It would be interesting to have this functionality in 2.4 also so
people can start modifying and teting things like DVD readers, rsync,
updatedb, grep and so on...

I have tested O_STREAMING in 2.4 and it is fine...


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