Subject: Re: wd, disk write cache, sync cache, and softdep.
To: Daniel Carosone <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/17/2004 00:04:23
On Thursday 16 December 2004 23:50, Daniel Carosone wrote:
> That depends on your definition of 'wrong'.  I'm shooting at the one I
> can hit from where I'm standing, and hoping my comrades on the next
> hill are shooting at stuff I can't.  Fire away.

Oh, please.  If you're going to make bogus war analogies, let's call it what 
it really is.  You're taking a potshot at the Arab in the bar because 
actually attacking the real target is beyond you.

It *is* nothing more than a potshot, after all -- it does not fix any of the 
real (read: enough to be measurable) sources of data loss.  And at the same 
time will hurt performance, and risk introducing new bugs.  The cost/benefit 
is absurd.