howdy, y'all --- so, i was looking over the offerings of the on_line retailing "usual suspects", when i got to thinking:
q: to what extent does freebsd cache recently_used hard_drive files ? q: under freebsd, to what extent are hard_drive internal_caches and their sizes [ e. g., 2mb, 8mb, 16mb ] important ? i am not so much looking for a history_ and theory_of_operation as i am looking for a "yes/no" to the question: q: should i pay up for hd_cache, if the other hd parameters are the same ? something else that i just thought up while typing this: q: are hd internal_caches non_volatile ? id est, q: do the cache contents survive a power_cycle ? [ some supplementary "fyi"s: yes, i am aware that hd access_times are a relative "eternity" to a chip_set's hd_port. i am not thinking about ram_size and swap_size and "thrashing"; all of my boxen have plenty of ram. i know i have to read it in the first time. rather, i am thinking about opening and reading some file that i recently wrote and closed. ] in advance, i thank you. please cc. rob ps --- remember, slavery sucks; so, have a happy pesach. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"