When the user explicitly sets MADV_SEQUENTIAL, we should really avoid the slow
readahead size ramp-up phase and start full-size readahead immediately.

This patch won't change behavior for the auto-detected sequential mmap reads.
Its previous read-around size is ra_pages/2, so it will be doubled to the full
readahead size anyway.

Signed-off-by: Fengguang Wu
mm/filemap.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- linux-2.6.24-rc4-mm1.orig/mm/filemap.c
+++ linux-2.6.24-rc4-mm1/mm/filemap.c
@@ -1320,7 +1320,7 @@ static void do_sync_mmap_readahead(struc

if (VM_SequentialReadHint(vma) ||
offset - 1 == (ra->prev_pos >> PAGE_CACHE_SHIFT)) {
- page_cache_sync_readahead(mapping, ra, file, offset, 1);
+ page_cache_sync_readahead(mapping, ra, file, offset, ra->ra_pages);

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