Re: Dump corrupts ext2?

From: Eric W. Biederman (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 00:07:42 EST

Mike Fedyk <> writes:

> IIRC, 2.2 didn't have a coherent buffer and page cache also.
> I.E. if you "cat /dev/hda > /dev/null" you wouldn't be able to expect any
> speedup when reading through the mounted filesystem (except for meta-data?).
> Am I wrong? Has Linux ever had a coherent page and buffer cache?

In 2.2 all writes went through the buffer cache. So for the buffer cache
was coherent with the filesystem but the filesystem wasn't coherent with the
buffer cache.

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