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    SubjectRe: 2.1.111: IDE DMA disabled...BLAH...BLAH...
       Date: 	Wed, 29 Jul 1998 06:41:05 -0400
    From: Mark Lord <mlord@pobox.com>

    Yet, for some inexplicable reason, Linux continues to default
    to "external cache == ON" on all systems, when it would be a
    heck of a lot better off to disable caches at boot time.

    After all, a user-level utility could easily be written (with
    kernel hooks) to turn the caches on after booting, if safe to do so.

    Finally, the voice of reason...

    Later,
    David S. Miller
    davem@dm.cobaltmicro.com

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