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    SubjectRe: dd PATCH: add conv=direct
    On Tue, Apr 06, 2004 at 05:03:58PM -0500, Andy Isaacson wrote:
    > Linux-kernel: is this patch horribly wrong?
    > to force O_DIRECT. The enclosed patch adds a "conv=direct" flag to
    > enable this usage.

    Adding the functionality to conv= doesn't seem right to me. conv= is
    for converting the data in some way. This is just changing the way data
    is written. Right?

    Have you looked at lmdd? It supports O_DIRECT and many other things not
    in the standard dd.
    Nate Straz
    sgi, inc
    Linux Test Project
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