Re: Raw devices (Was:Re: NTFS, FAT32, etc.)

david parsons (o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s)
9 May 1997 15:48:47 -0700

In article <>,
Richard B. Johnson <> wrote:

> There is no essential difference between data buffered in
> the kernel or data buffered in the disk drive.

Well, there is one difference. When the data is pushed to the disk,
it may be buffered there, but that's all the disk does. You don't
need to worry about suddenly running out of memory because a web
server runs amuk, a compile goes bad, or J Random Luser starts a
job to consume all the system resources.

david parsons \bi/ Database whore in an earlier life.