>> > I never much liked the VIO layer. It was only ever added because
There is one remaining issue that I have discovered while writing
jack-file, and which can only be addressed via a VIO layer of some
sort. While reading a FLAC file, the sndfile request size stream looks
8188, 8188, 8188, 8192 etc (bytes)
This is with the user continuously requesting 16384 frames. You will
notice that these are uneven block sizes. If I understand correctly
e.g. the stat(2) page, these are inefficient syscalls:
"The st_blksize field [of a struct stat] gives the "preferred"
blocksize for efficient file system I/O. (Writing to a file in smaller
chunks may cause an inefficient read-modify-rewrite.)"
Without a VIO layer (or a libsndfile user-space cache), this is not
solvable by the user at higher abstraction layers.
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