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Date:	Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:26:03 -0800
From:	Sunil Mushran <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] fadvise: add more flags to provide a hint for block allocation

On 3/5/2012 6:35 PM, Zheng Liu wrote:
> No, _RANDOM means that file system doesn't need to try its best to find
> a proper position to allocate some blocks for this file.  Furthermore,
> currently random IOs seem that they are not obviously slower than
> sequential IOs in Flash/SSD device.  For example, when users know a file
> that is accessed infrequently, they can put this file in a corner, such
> as in some discontinuously blocks.  Then sequential blocks are reserved
> for the file that needs to be accessed frequently and users can obtain
> the better performance.

probably better terms.

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