Subject: Re: disks cache [was Re: test of new powerdown facility ]
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: tech-kern
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!:)