Problems reclaiming VM cache = XFree86 startup annoyance

Gregory Bond gnb at
Sun Dec 21 15:10:14 PST 2003

paul at said:
> Not being a Python programmer, I don't know exactly how BitTorrent is
> accessing the files (e.g., using mmap),

I'm no Matt Dillon when it comes to kernel guts, but I suspect if the system is
saturating the disk, mmap() vs open()/read() is not going to make any
difference.  They all wind up at the same underlying VM machinery and banging 
on the same overloaded disk.

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