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    SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] the scheduled removal of the obsolete raw driver
    On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 17:58 +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
    > On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 08:44:31AM -0800, Badari Pulavarty wrote:
    > >...
    > > But again, its really useful to have raw driver to do simple "dd" tests
    > > to test raw performance for disks (for comparing with filesystems, block
    > > devices etc..). Without that, we need to add option to "dd" for
    > > O_DIRECT.
    > The oflag=direct option was added to GNU coreutils in version 5.3.0.

    Cool. It works - I have no complaints, then :)

    # dd if=/dev/sda iflag=direct of=/dev/null bs=64k


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