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SubjectRe: Strage buffer behaviour
On Sunday 11 November 2007 11:33, Tino Keitel wrote:
> The dd command reads 100 MB from each partition two times in a row. It
> looks like sda1 and sda2 are not bufferd (the first 4 dd runs), but
> sda3 and sda4 are (the last 4 dd runs).
> The computer is a Mac mini with a 2,5" SATA hard disk. The first 2
> partitions contain EFI and MacOS X, and are unused in Linux. The last 2
> partitions are an ext3 partition for / and an LVM for the rest of the
> sytem.
> Any hints how the dd/buffering behaviour could be explained? The system
> was mostly idle, and the numbers are reproducible across reboots.

IIRC only mounted partitions' reads are cached.
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