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Re: mjf-devfs2 branch
> > On Monday, 31 Mar 2008 1:54:24
> Thor Lancelot Simon <tls%rek.tjls.com@localhost> wrote:
> > I think block devices should just go away. Wouldn't this be an
> > opportunetime, too?
I haven't heard a convincing argument as to why they're useful, but on the
other hand removing the block device concept from the kernel would take a
lot of work and testing. As far as I know, there is nothing in userspace
that requires them now. It's probably better to do things one step at a
> Would this mean that there could no longer be fast read-ahead and
> cached disk device access?
It's likely that most disks/controllers do that to some extent.
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