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SubjectRe: [PATCH 7/8] readahead: basic support for backwards prefetching
On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:18:26 +0800
Wu Fengguang <> wrote:

> Add the backwards prefetching feature. It's pretty simple if we don't
> support async prefetching and interleaved reads.

Well OK, but I wonder how many applications out there read files in
reverse order. Is it common enough to bother special-casing in the
kernel like this?

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