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Re: IDE write cache and journaling file systems

To: Jim Buzbee <James.Buzbee@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: IDE write cache and journaling file systems
From: Danny Cox <DCox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 19 Apr 2002 11:16:19 -0400
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On Fri, 2002-04-19 at 10:47, Jim Buzbee wrote:
> The drive we are currently using does its best.  It has a "power
> failure" mode where the cache is flushed. I believe they re-order
> requests to get as much data on the platter as possible in this mode.
> We're trying to determine how how much time they have after the power is
> cut.

        Sorry, I can't resist: how about a pair of really large electrolytics?

        Okay, I'll go back under my "lurker" rock, now.

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