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    SubjectRe: Raw devices (Was:Re: NTFS, FAT32, etc.)
       Date: 	Thu, 8 May 1997 21:22:54 +0200
    From: Martin von Loewis <>

    Oh let's end this discussion, it keep coming up and I'm going to fix
    it for crying out loud.

    Now it's getting weird. So you are saying that the kernel might have
    an extra internal buffer, which is not counted as buffer cache for
    raw devices (this sounds like a terminology issue: any internal buffer
    of the kernel for writing could be considered a 'cache').
    Anyway, so raw devices do *not* guarantee IO finalization, which means
    that in case of a crash, data written to a raw device might get lost?
    This does not sound like a very usefull device...

    We do not have RAW I/O in Linux as of now, it is being worked on and
    will go in for 2.2.0 now let's stop this thread as it does nothing.

    Yow! 11.26 MB/s remote host TCP bandwidth & ////
    199 usec remote TCP latency over 100Mb/s ////
    ethernet. Beat that! ////
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