Problems reclaiming VM cache = XFree86 startup annoyance
andymac at bullseye.apana.org.au
Sun Dec 21 10:23:35 PST 2003
On Sat, 20 Dec 2003, Paul Mather wrote:
> Not being a Python programmer, I don't know exactly how BitTorrent is
> accessing the files (e.g., using mmap), though I do know some kind of
> random access is involved as the filesets are chunked and different
> chunks are served to different peers. I suspect random access to such
> large files is not kind to the cache, though. :-)
BT doesn't use mmap(), just seek()/read()/write().
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