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   <kleptog@svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> From each according to his ability. To each according to his ability to 
> litigate.

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