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SubjectRe: [Patch] document ext3 requirements (was Re: [RFD] Incremental fsck)
On Tue 2008-01-15 18:44:26, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2008 6:07 PM, Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
> > I had write cache enabled on my main computer. Oops. I guess that
> > means we do need better documentation.
>
> Writeback cache on disk in iteself is not bad, it only gets bad if the
> disk is not engineered to save all its dirty cache on power loss,
> using the disk motor as a generator or alternatively a small battery.
> It would be awfully nice to know which brands fail here, if any,
> because writeback cache is a big performance booster.

Is it?

I guess I should try to measure it. (Linux already does writeback
caching, with 2GB of memory. I wonder how important disks's 2MB of
cache can be).
Pavel
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