Gavin Sherry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> A filesystem could, in theory, help us by providing an API which allows us
> to tell the file system either: the way we'd like it to read ahead, the
> fact that we don't want it to read ahead or the way we'd like it to cache
> (or not cache) data. The thing is, most OSes provide interfaces to do this
> already and we make only little use of them (I'm think of
> madv_sequential(), madv_random(), POSIX fadvise(), the various flags to
> open() which AIX, HPUX, Solaris provide).

Yeah ... the main reason we've not spent too much time on that sort of
stuff is that *it's not portable*.  And with all due respect to Hans,
special tweaks for one filesystem are even less interesting than special
tweaks for one OS.

                        regards, tom lane

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