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    SubjectRe: "raw" block devices?

    Thanks for the enlightening discussion... (I never knew the difference).

    If I do:

    wc /dev/sda1

    or something, will I flush out my buffer cache? If so, there is
    some reason to have raw devices...

    Thinks like tar with the -W flag required special hacks to verify correctly
    and read the physical media instead of the buffer cache, this may go away with
    raw devices...

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