Would realtime have any use outside of video-streaming ? What sort of
benefit might it offer other apps, e.g. db servers ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Eric Sandeen
> Sent: Thursday, 7 April 2005 9:32 AM
> To: Steve Lord
> Cc: Marc Lehmann; linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: unexpected high fragmentation, any ideas?
> Steve Lord wrote:
> >> This feature is unsupported at this time, is not
> yet fully
> >> functional, and may cause serious problems.
> > It is the same thing, that comment has been there for several years
> > and is not going to go away unless someone tries to use it in
> > earnest. I don't think the actual code is as bad as that comment
> > suggests. Realtime on Irix was used by lots of folks, its the linux
> > specific parts which may be need a little help.
> Hmm I probably wrote that comment ;-) At one point realtime
> had a bad
> habit of clobbering your superblock when IO went to the wrong
> but I fixed that a couple years ago. At one point realtime -was-
> working fine.
> If you'd like to try it, and have any concerns, just give it
> a whirl on
> a disposable filesystem. Anything that goes wrong will be
> contained to
> that filesystem, so no real worries.