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Re: IDE write cache and journaling file systems

To: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: IDE write cache and journaling file systems
From: Jens Axboe <axboe@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 18:10:20 +0200
Cc: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>, Jim Buzbee <James.Buzbee@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, XFS List <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Thu, Apr 18 2002, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > > It requires considerable infrastructure not in the standard kernel.
> > 
> > ? Both the SuSE kernel has the infrastructure, and the 2.5 kernels so as
> > well.
> 
> I was thinking of the SuSE kernel. Wasn't aware that the queue flushing
> has been merged into 2.5 yet. My work was on 2.4-SuSE, but could be 
> probably ported to 2.5 (but I'm waiting a few releases first before
> I let 2.5 near my IDE disks again...) 

I don't think the backend has been merged in 2.5 yet, at least I didn't
send it in so far. The frontend is there though, so writing the support
is trivial :-)

I'll get the 2.5 bits in now.

-- 
Jens Axboe


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