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SubjectRe: Journaling pointless with today's hard disks?
Followup to:  <0111261800340R.02001@localhost.localdomain>
By author: Rob Landley <>
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> On Monday 26 November 2001 20:23, Ian Stirling wrote:
> > > Now a cache large enough to hold 2 full tracks could also hold dozens of
> > > individual sectors scattered around the disk, which could take a full
> > > second to write off and power down. This is a "doctor, it hurts when I
> > > do this" question. DON'T DO THAT.
> >
> > Or, to seek to a journal track, and write the cache to it.
> Except that at most you have one seek to write out all the pending cache data
> anyway, so what exactly does seeking to a journal track buy you?

It limits the amount you need to seek to exactly one seek.


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