On 5/30/13 7:52 AM, Andres Freund wrote:
fadvise is a hint which is pretty
different from a fallocate where ignoring would have way much more
severe consequences.

Yes, it will. That's why I want to see it tested. There is more than enough past examples of bad behavior here to be skeptical that this sort of API may not work exactly as specified. If you're willing to believe the spec, that's fine, but I think that's dangerously optimistic.

Greg Smith   2ndQuadrant US    g...@2ndquadrant.com   Baltimore, MD
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