lastes sources don't include "drop_cache" option

Holger Hoffstaette holger.hoffstaette at
Tue Dec 3 07:01:50 MST 2013

On Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:30:58 -0800, Linda A. Walsh wrote:

> Was there some reason that patch got dropped?

AFAIK it was never applied in the first place. I disagree with the
reasoning, but whatever. This just came up this morning on Gentoo:

..and as I looked for solutions that don't require the patch I found:

This seems to work and is useful to other applications as well, if you can
live with the naive assumption that buffer cache behaviour is global to an
entire application/command.


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