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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mm: add config for readahead window
On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 1:56 PM, Kirill A. Shutemov
<kirill@shutemov.name> wrote:
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> Increase of readahead window was proposed several times. And rejected.
> IIRC, Linus was against it.

I have never seen any valid situation that wasn't tuning for one odd
machine, usually with a horribly crappy disk setup and very little
testing of latencies or low-memory situations.

And "horribly crappy" very much tends to include "big serious
enterprise hardware" that people paid big bucks for, and that has huge
theoretical throughput for large transfers, but is pure garbage in
every other way.

So I'm still very much inclined against these kinds of things. They
need *extensive* numbers and explanations for why it's not just some
uncommon thing for one setup.

Linus

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