readahead(2) - Linux

Julian Elischer julian at
Mon Mar 3 21:32:44 UTC 2008

Ivan Voras wrote:
> Ed Schouten wrote:
>> * carlos neira <cneirabustos at> wrote:
>>> is there an equivalent of  readahead syscall in linux , for  freebsd ?.
>>> i was looking at ,  and it needs this .
>> Maybe a mmap(), followed by a madvise()?
> Or an open() followed by a read() loop? :) If the goal is to preload the
> files, this one is certainly going to do it :)

the aim is to load it into system memory but not copy anything into
user memory.

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