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    SubjectRe: PATCH: Raw device IO for 2.1.131
    On Tue, Dec 15, 1998 at 08:51:25PM +0000, Harald Milz wrote:
    > > Well, you could still use a partition like /dev/sda1 for a database --
    > > the only issue is that this goes through the buffer cache instead of
    > > reading or writing directly to the disk.
    > Which is exactly what Oracle et al. are not going to do - for obvious
    > reasons. This is not an "issue" but a showstopper. But you were kidding
    > anyway, weren't you?

    Last I heard on this list, Oracle were recommending *against* "raw"
    partition access now.

    -- Jamie

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