best filesystem for imap server
julesa at pcf.com
Thu Dec 2 15:28:02 EST 2004
Jules Agee wrote:
> David Lang wrote:
>> also note that if you are useing IDE drives you have no way of really
>> knowing when the data has hit the platter (as opposed to just being in
>> the buffer of the drive) as many of the drives will lie to you and
>> tell you the write is complete once it hits the buffers.
> I think they use capacitors that will hold enough charge to allow
> flushing the buffers to disk when there's a power loss.
Mea culpa, you're right, David. I was thinking of a controller which has
its own write cache and disables the write cache built into the drives.
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