On Tue, 12 Sep 2000 10:13:16 -0400 (EDT)
Thomas David Rivers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Julian Elischer ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
>  I'm confused...

        'fraid so. It is raw devices (for discs) that linux doesn't have,
they are all block devices - although I may be out of date it's been a while.

>  So, if Vmware runs on Linux, and Linux doesn't have any block devices,
>  why would Vmware need block devices?

        Vmware needs buffering for performance. ISTR some discussion when
this came up (a while ago) of having buffered devices without block semantics.
I'm not sure what came of it.


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