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SubjectRe: [POT] Which journalised filesystem ?
On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 11:27:45PM +0000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> We (as in Linux) should make sure that we explicitly tell the disk when
> we need it to flush its disk buffers. We don't do that right, and
> because of _our_ problems some people claim that writeback caching is
> evil and bad.

Actually, their claim is that most drives won't even *honor* the request to
sync to oxide.

Once the number of drives that support this goes up, then write cache is
safe to use...

Personally, I have a script that enables write cache, and sets the drive to
its highest dma level on boot...

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