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SubjectRe: 2.6.4-mm1
jlnance@unity.ncsu.edu wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:31:40PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
>
>> This affects I/O scheduling potentially quite significantly. It is no
>> longer the case that the kernel will submit pages for I/O in the order in
>> which the application dirtied them. We instead submit them in file-offset
>> order all the time.
>
>
> Hi Andrew,
> I have a feeling this change might significantly improve the external
> sorting benchmark I emailed you ( http://lkml.org/lkml/2003/12/20/46 ).
> I will try running it when I get a chance and let you know. It gives me
> a good excuse to get 2.6 kernels working on my systems :-)

Hmm, what is happening with Roger Luethi's work lately?

Have there been any patches for use once in this case?
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