Subject: Re: Prestoserve NFS "accelerator" ?
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/15/1998 10:19:23
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998 12:53:05 -0700 Matt Thomas wrote:
> At 11:14 AM 9/14/98 , Dave McGuire wrote:
> > If the machine goes down, stuff in the rc scripts checks for stale data in
> >that chunk of RAM...if there is some, it flushes it out to where it's supposed
> >to be.
> Actually, fsck took care of it under ULTRIX. It would apply the changes from
> Prestoserve NVRAM before actually trying to verify the disk structure.
As Jonathan says in a later message, it's handled at the driver
level. When booting a DECstation into single-user mode that has dirty
Prestoserve buffers you'll see messages like
presto: flushing dirty buffers
(or similar, this is from memory and the messages aren't stored in the
syserr file) before you hit the hash prompt.