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    SubjectRe: 2.4.11.p4 and dd
    On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 09:03:12AM +0200, Constantin Loizides wrote:
    > Hi!
    > > > 2.4.3 uses a large amount of buffer, 2.4.11p4 only chache.
    > >
    > > Block devices are handled by the page cache in 2.4.10 and up.
    > >
    > Eh, did I miss something?


    >Thought, that meta data are still
    > cached in buffer cache?

    FSes still use the buffer cache, but the block devices now use page cache.

    >Did it change from 2.4.9 to 2.4.10?

    Yes, in 2.4.10pre11

    > What about the ac kernels?

    Block devices use Buffer Cache. Alan has stated that he doesn't plan to
    merge this change any time soon, if at all.

    > Constantin

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