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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm/filemap.c: unconditionally call mark_page_accessed
On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 07:46:56AM -0500, Dave Kleikamp wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-15 at 01:22 -0400, Ashif Harji wrote:
> > I would tend to agree with David that: "Any application doing many
> > tiny-sized reads isn't exactly asking for great performance." As well,
> > applications concerned with performance and caching problems can read in a
> > file in PAGE_SIZE chunks. I still think the simple fix of removing the
> > condition is the best approach, but I'm certainly open to alternatives.
> A possible alternative might be to store the offset within the page in
> the readahead state, and call mark_page_accessed() when the read offset
> is less than or equal to the previous offset.

That could be a good idea.

We definitely want to look at ways to solve with within the existing
approach before any large scale change in behaviour.

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