On Thu, 2002-05-02 at 11:33, Mike Keefe wrote:
> What if you were using direct i/o (O_DIRECT) to stream data from a 16M
> system ? Would that still be as much of an issue - would the same
> considerations still hold ?
> Mike Keefe
O_DIRECT would be better, memory size should not be the issue then,
more can device A and the CPU keep up with device B.
I would recommend trying it out on a regular box with this amount of
memory (use the boot options to trim it down) and a similar bandwidth
for data input and output before you invest a lot of effort into the
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