Re: Status of write barrier support for 2.4?

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 18:59:19 EST

On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Jens Axboe wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 27 2002, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > what is the status of write barrier support in Linux?
> We have stable support for IDE (ie block layer barrier support works,
> IDE implementation works). I doubt we'll ever do 2.4 SCSI support,
> it would be too invasive to really make it safe.

Alas, my system runs on some nice U160-SCSI drive. Looks like I should
follow 2.5 in the not too distant future then ;-)

OK, thanks.
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