Re: memory

Joseph Dickson (
Fri, 10 May 1996 15:38:18 -0400

On Fri, 10 May 1996 20:24:20 +0100, Ralph Loader writes:
>Not under Linux. The caching controller will simply end up maintaining
>another copy of stuff held in main memory anyway. Far better to either
>spend the money on main memory, or good (DMA), non-caching, controllers.
>(Getting one controller per drive might be worthwhile though, as if you
>have two drives on a controller, then only one can be accessed at once.)

Well, all I know is that after adding a caching controller to my system, I
got massive performance increases... it would definately be nice if Linux
was a little smarter about the presence of caching controllers, though..

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