Subject: Re: Really bad performance when doing newfs
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alexander Bernauer <email@example.com>
Date: 02/04/2006 17:46:09
On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:19:40PM -0600, Johan A.van Zanten wrote:
> (Are there even cooked devices for drives in Linux?)
Linux does not distinguish between raw and block devices.
Actually, since I'm new to *BSD, I was wondering what the difference is.
What I've found till now is that block devices are cached and raw
devices are not. Since former caused problems FreeBSD kicked them. 
Is there any advantage on having this distinction? Do block devices
cause the same problems on NetBSD as they did on FreeBSD?
No offence, I'm realy interested.