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Bug#500440: ITP: fcoretools -- Tools for examining and hinting the IO scheduler

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Matthew Johnson <mjj29@debian.org>
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

      Source package: fcoretools
   Binary package(s): fcoretools
             Version: 1.0-1
             Licence: GPLv2
              Author: Dave Plonka <plonka@doit.wisc.edu>
            Homepage: http://net.doit.wisc.edu/~plonka/packages.html

This package provides two tools for manipulating the IO scheduler:

fincore is a command that shows which pages (blocks) of a file are in core
memory.  It is particularly useful for determining the contents of the

fadvise is a command used to give file advisory information to the operating
system. Its "--dontneed" option is particularly useful in that it causes the
files' pages (blocks) to be evicted from the buffer-cache. 

Matthew Johnson

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