On 09-Dec-2001 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>  (The other day a coworker of mine wanted to use DD for some IBM DTLA
>  disks, because he'd heard that the disks performed better that way -
>  something to do with scatter-gather not working right unless you used
>  DD. I'm highly skeptical about this since I have my own measurements
>  from IBM DTLA disks partitioned the normal way, ie. NOT DD, and they
>  show the disks performing extremely well. Anybody else want to comment
>  on this?)

Sounds like an Old Wives Tale to me.

I don't understand the need some people have for using something that is
labelled as DANGEROUS.

No, it won't hurt your cats but you may lose hair from using it, and for what
benefit? NONE!

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
"The nice thing about standards is that there
are so many of them to choose from."
  -- Andrew Tanenbaum

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