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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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