Subject: Re: Is Unified Buffer Cache on by default?
To: None <Davef1624@aol.com>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 06/16/2003 17:43:26
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 Davef1624@aol.com wrote:
> Is the Unified Buffer Cache (ubc) on by default
> now with NetBSD 1.6?
Yes, but that's like asking if the vm system is on by default. It's part
of the system and can't be turned on or off.
> When the UBC is enabled, what is the purpose
> of the original file system buffer cache?
> Is it only used to buffer file meta-data?
> (in routines like vflushbuf() I notice a
> call to VOP_PUTPAGES() which flushes
> all VM data cache pages for the file,
> and *then* calls to bwrite() --
> this appears redundant).