lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1999]   [Mar]   [22]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    Date
    From
    SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] Re: disk head scheduling
    Richard B. Johnson writes:
    [...]
    > Full track buffering suffers from the possibility that the next
    > read or write will be on a different head. If the buffer was
    > dirtied by a write, it is flushed to the physical media before
    > any other operation can take place. To save time, the whole
    > track is written. This saves time because you can start the
    > write anywhere. However, it still takes 1 revolution of the
    > platter.
    >
    > Because of this, rotational latency now means nothing either.
    > This is another buzzword gone obsolete.

    Not quite: it still matters when reading.

    Regards,

    Richard....

    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:50    [W:0.026 / U:58.200 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site