Subject: Re: disk caching
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/15/2000 01:54:53
On Fri, Apr 14, 2000 at 12:42:22PM -0400, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> You're describing PURP, kind of -- periodic update with read priority.  With
> real old-style periodic update, this turns out to work *worse* for most real
> world I/O loads.  I don't know of an implementation of a policy like Mogul's
> or ours which gives reads priority.

Maybe, I didn't try; I'll trust you on this :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.