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Re: [Xen-devel] Reducing impact of save/restore/dump on Dom0

Rusty Russell wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-02-06 at 15:20 -0800, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>> O_DIRECT is strongly deprecated.  fadvise(..., FADV_DONTNEED, ...) is
>> the preferred interface.
> Really?  I know raw was deprecated in favour of O_DIRECT.  But you'd
> have to call FADV_DONTNEED after every read AFAICT...

Linus was having a bit of a rant about it last week.  O_DIRECT works for
straightforward use, but it's a bit of a crapshoot if you mix it with
pagecached operations.


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