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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 <>

    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...

    David S. Miller

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