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SubjectRe: 2.4.11.p4 and dd
On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 09:03:12AM +0200, Constantin Loizides wrote:
> Hi!
> > > 2.4.3 uses a large amount of buffer, 2.4.11p4 only chache.
> >
> > Block devices are handled by the page cache in 2.4.10 and up.
> >
> Eh, did I miss something?


>Thought, that meta data are still
> cached in buffer cache?

FSes still use the buffer cache, but the block devices now use page cache.

>Did it change from 2.4.9 to 2.4.10?

Yes, in 2.4.10pre11

> What about the ac kernels?

Block devices use Buffer Cache. Alan has stated that he doesn't plan to
merge this change any time soon, if at all.

> Constantin

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