> (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?)

Since scatter-gather has nothing to do with the disk (it's a feature of 
the disk controller's interface to host memory), I think this coworker of 
yours is delusional.

... every activity meets with opposition, everyone who acts has his
rivals and unfortunately opponents also.  But not because people want
to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
people to take different points of view.  [Dr. Fritz Todt]
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