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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: make VM_MAX_READAHEAD configurable
On Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:40:42 +0800 Wu Fengguang <fengguang.wu@intel.com> wrote:

> > not sure if it attempts to do anything based on how quickly
> > the device is doing IO. Wu?
>
> Not for current kernel. But in fact it's possible to estimate the
> read speed for each individual sequential stream, and possibly drop
> some hint to the IO scheduler: someone will block on this IO after 3
> seconds. But it may not deserve the complexity.

Well, we have a test case. Would any of your design proposals address
the performance problem which motivated the s390 guys to propose this
patch?



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