Re: 2.6.4-mm1

From: Mike Fedyk
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 14:30:44 EST

jlnance@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:31:40PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:

This affects I/O scheduling potentially quite significantly. It is no
longer the case that the kernel will submit pages for I/O in the order in
which the application dirtied them. We instead submit them in file-offset
order all the time.

Hi Andrew,
I have a feeling this change might significantly improve the external
sorting benchmark I emailed you ( ).
I will try running it when I get a chance and let you know. It gives me
a good excuse to get 2.6 kernels working on my systems :-)

Hmm, what is happening with Roger Luethi's work lately?

Have there been any patches for use once in this case?
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