Re: Solaris 2.6 and Linux

Ricky Beam (
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 17:52:50 -0400 (EDT)

Letting the chips fall where they may, I quote Darren Reed:
>Hmmm, did you say you had those 4*4GB on the Solaris in RAID configuration
>too ? Comparing apples and oranges isn't fair, but these are interesting
>data points none the less.

No, the 4 FWD drives are not raid configured, but they are (or were) on a
Solaris box. The RAID was on a PC... using a PM3334/3 DPT RAID controller
in write-back cached RAID0 32k strip. The kernel has no way to be sure
the data has actually been writtn physically to the disk as the controller
is caching data, hence an Even Worse Thing (tm) to "just turn it off."


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