IDE write ordering ?

Alan Cox alan at
Tue Dec 2 12:44:59 UTC 2003

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 01:38:03PM +0100, David Balazic wrote:
> So to have a j-fs to really be fsck safe, I have to turn off write caching ?

If you want to be really paranoid then yes for current ATA. The next generation
specification allows certain I/O to bypass the caches so at that point it
can become nicer

The same applies for some databases if you are paranoid too

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