> If a disk is doing write-back caching, it's likely to break all
> journaling filesystem and anything else that relies on write ordering.
Yup, I know this *now* :-)
My point is that I had no idea the drive was doing write-caching.
hdparm only offers an option to set it to on/off, not to query it.
Just disabling it in a boot up script *might* be enough to make this
safe again, but I've not looked at the hdparm & IDE code, so this
is just a theory.
-- | Dave Jones. http://www.suse.de/~davej | SuSE Labs
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