vfs_cacheprime — prime the kernel file data cache
vfs objects = cacheprime
This VFS module is part of the samba(7) suite.
vfs_cacheprime VFS module reads chunks
of file data near the range requested by clients in order to
make sure the data is present in the kernel file data cache at
the time when it is actually requested by clients.
The size of the disk read operations performed
vfs_cacheprime is determined by the
cacheprime:rsize option. All disk read operations are aligned
on boundaries that are a multiple of this size. Each range of
the file data is primed at most once during the time the client
has the file open.
This module is stackable.
The number of bytes with which to prime the kernel data cache.
The following suffixes may be applied to BYTES:
K - BYTES is a number of kilobytes
M - BYTES is a number of megabytes
G - BYTES is a number of gigabytes
For a hypothetical disk array, it is necessary to ensure that all read operations are of size 1 megabyte (1048576 bytes), and aligned on 1 megabyte boundaries:
[hypothetical]vfs objects = cacheprime cacheprime:rsize = 1M
cacheprime is not a substitute for
a general-purpose readahead mechanism. It is intended for use
only in very specific environments where disk operations must
be aligned and sized to known values (as much as that is possible).