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SubjectRe: [POT] Which journalised filesystem ?
On Wed, 2001-10-03 at 13:03, Matthias Andree wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Oct 2001, Dave Jones wrote:
> > Alan mentioned this was something to do with the IBM hard disk
> > having strange write-cache properties that confuse ext3.
> hdparm -W0 /dev/hda is your friend.

Dumb question: when would you want it to be -W1?

I mean, I can imagine maybe media recording or something where you might
*really* want the performance increase... but generally speaking, I
want my data to be there in case things blow up.

does anyone know what the performance increase is?


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