>     Well, for reads a non-stripe-crossing op would still work reasonably
>     well.  But for writes less then full-stripe operations without
>     spindle sync are going to be terrible due to the read-before-write
>     requirement (to calculate parity).  The disk cache is useless in that
>     case.

You obviously weren't reading the previous thread on RAID5 checksum 
calculation, I see. 8)

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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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