On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 08:04:29PM +1300, Mark Kirkwood wrote: > >"bgwriter doing aysncronous I/O for the dirty buffers that it is > >supposed to sync" > >Another decent use-case?
Good idea, but async i/o is generally poorly supported. > Is it worth considering using readv(2) instead? Err, readv allows you to split a single consecutive read into multiple buffers. Doesn't help at all for reads on widely areas of a file. Have a ncie day, -- Martijn van Oosterhout <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://svana.org/kleptog/ > From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to > litigate.
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