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SubjectRe: O_DIRECT question
On 1/11/07, Alexander Shishkin <alexander.shishckin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/11/07, Aubrey <aubreylee@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Firstly I want to say I'm working on no-mmu arch and uClinux.
> > After much of file operations VFS cache eat up all of the memory.
> > At this time, if an application request memory which order > 3, the
> > kernel will report failure.
> >
> > uClinux use a memory mapped MTD driver to store rootfs, of course it's
> > in the ram,
> > So I don't need VFS cache to improve performance. And when order > 3,
> > __alloc_page() even doesn't try to shrunk cache and slab, just report
> > failure.
> >
> > So my thought is remove cache, or limit it. But currently there seems
> > to be no way in the kernel to do it. So I want to try to use
> > O_DIRECT. But it seems not to be a right way.
> One possibility might be to poke the open method in struct
> file_operations of your fs like
>
> static int my_open_file(struct inode *inode, struct file *filp)
> {
> filp->f_flags |= O_DIRECT;
> ...
> }
>
> which is a nasty thing to do but might give you an idea of what happens next.

Thanks, I'll try to see what happens next on my side.

-Aubrey
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