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    SubjectRe: Downsides to madvise/fadvise(willneed) for application startup
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    Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> writes:
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    > Yes, the linker scrambles the executable's block ordering.
    >
    > This just isn't an interesting case. World-wide, the number of people
    > who compile their own web browser and execute it from the file which ld
    > produced is, umm, seven.

    My understanding was that this is usually gone when you use a delayed
    allocation fs (xfs, ext4), unless your link sequence takes much longer
    than the flush window.

    -Andi

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    ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only.


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