[CentOS] Calling All FS Fanatics

Morten Torstensen morten at mortent.org
Thu Oct 5 07:19:25 UTC 2006

Kirk Bocek wrote:
> I finally figured out my slowdown problem: I had somehow turned off 
> write-caching on the 3Ware controller. Hoo-Boy! Does that kill 
> throughput! What the heck is that option for anyway?

Err... are you sure you want to turn on write-caching? You will have filesystem 
corruption in case of a power-down, panic or other crashes then. It does help to 
have a battery backup on the 3ware card, assuming it is smart enough to write 
the changes to disk before the OS starts.


//Morten Torstensen
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The worst that can be said is that he's an underachiever.

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