Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2012 21:04:02 +0100 From: Justin Cormack <justin@...cialbusservice.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: capset() capget() syscalls On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 11:14 PM, Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> wrote: > Is there any legitimate user of this horrible API? Last I checked > these functions were only useful for block-aligned IO on block devices > and the impression I got was that they were designed solely for > Oracle's use. (puke) I suppose they could be useful for FUSE drivers > too, however. We can add them if they have legitimate software that > needs them. It is still the only way to get decent io performance out of an SSD as far as I can see, being about a factor of 8 faster than anything else for random reads eg posix aio. Assuming of course our reads are block aligned. Justin
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