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    SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] Simplified Readahead
    Andrew Morton wrote:
    > Steven Pratt <> wrote:

    >>Can you expand on the POSIX_FADV_WILLNEED.
    > It's an application-specified readahead hint. It should ideally be
    > asynchronous so the application can get some I/O underway while it's
    > crunching on something else. If the queue is contested then the
    > application will accidentally block when launching the readahead, which
    > kinda defeats the purpose.
    > Yes, the application will block when it does the subsequent read() anyway,
    > but applications expect to block in read(). Seems saner this way.

    Good point. I guess you're right.
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