On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 07:05:51PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > > Ans set 'hw.ata.wc="0"' in /boot/loader.conf to stop the drives from > > caching writes. > > it will GREATLY reduce write performance. not just a bit, but many times.
Of course. And mounting filesystems with sync will also reduce performance. But if you have frequent outages and without a UPS they will at least help shorten fsck times and lessen potential data loss. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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