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Writeback caching for USB sticks

Writeback caching for USB sticks

Posted Dec 15, 2011 13:43 UTC (Thu) by hpro (subscriber, #74751)
In reply to: Writeback caching for USB sticks by epa
Parent article: Huge pages, slow drives, and long delays

Isn't that just backwards? The whole point of the writeback cache is to spare the user/process from having to wait for the slow write to hit disk?

On a related note, have you ever tried to do some useful work on files on a stick mounted 'sync'? It is quite painful, I assure you.

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