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Re: file corruption

To: Christian Rice <xian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: file corruption
From: Dmitry Nikiforov <dniq@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 21:05:51 -0600
Cc: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>, Dmitry Nikiforov <dniq_kraft@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Christian Rice wrote:

> Has anyone mentioned turning off write caching?
>
> hdparm -W 0 /dev/hda
>
>
> This for me made the difference between rebuilding up to five system 
> disks per day (out of one hundred desktop workstations, and that was a 
> couple years ago), and rebuilding...none per day.
>
> Users unplug and reset workstations without a second thought.  Having 
> data on the drive not flushed is a killer.

  Then there's no point in using XFS at all, is there? :)

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Regards, DNiq.


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