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SubjectRe: [2.6 patch] the scheduled removal of the obsolete raw driver
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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

Thanks,
Badari


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