Subject: Re: disks cache [was Re: test of new powerdown facility ]
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Gordon W. Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/11/1998 10:55:21
On Jun 11, Perry E. Metzger wrote
> That statement makes me nervous.
> Do we, or don't we, know how to flush an IDE drive's cache?
On Thu, 11 Jun 1998, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> The only thing we can find in the specs about cache flush is the
> "flush cache" command, which is optional and ata-4 only.
> So in the general case, we don't know how to flush the cache.
As I've always suspected - IDE sucks! (Long live SCSI!:)