On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 06:14:15PM +0100, David Balazic wrote:
> Hardware Level caching is only good for OSes which have broken
> drivers and broken caching (like plain old DOS).
> Linux does a good job in caching and cache control at software
Read caching, yes. But for writes, the drive can often do a lot more
optimization because of it's synchronous operation with the platter and
greater knowledge of internal disk geometry.
What would be useful, as Alan said, is a barrier operation.
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