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    SubjectRe: [POT] Which journalised filesystem ?
    On Wed, 3 Oct 2001, Ragnar Kjørstad wrote:

    > If a disk is doing write-back caching, it's likely to break all
    > journaling filesystem and anything else that relies on write ordering.

    Yup, I know this *now* :-)
    My point is that I had no idea the drive was doing write-caching.

    hdparm only offers an option to set it to on/off, not to query it.
    Just disabling it in a boot up script *might* be enough to make this
    safe again, but I've not looked at the hdparm & IDE code, so this
    is just a theory.



    | Dave Jones.
    | SuSE Labs

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