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    SubjectRe: IDE freeze for seconds
    Johnny Tevessen wrote:
    > Would it be possible to change this? Even on UP there's no reason
    > why the application has to wait for the drive if it's just
    > writing a file. I assume that on SMP only one of the cpus/processes
    > would have to wait?

    If it's just a write, the application won't have to wait
    (but many writes are actually read-modify-write,
    to update a date/time stamp or whatever).
    > Yes, they do. But on IDE-only systems this is more than annoying.
    > Would it be hard to implement a thread/task/process that writes
    > back data to disk? I guess this would be the logical consequence.

    It's called kflushd, and it already exists.

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