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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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