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    SubjectRe: "raw" block devices?
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    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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    marty
    leisner@sdsp.mc.xerox.com
    Member of the League for Programming Freedom



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