Re: journaling filesystem

Marc Merlin (
Tue, 19 May 1998 14:05:08 -0700

On 15 May 1998 02:40:32 -0700, Jakub Jelinek <>
>metadata logging onto those NVRAMs. BTW: Aren't there any similar NVRAM
>cards or SIMMs for PCs these days, so that it could be a more general
>solution than for one single port?

Yes there are.
Network Appliance filers (intel or alpha machines doing disk serving) use
NVRAM boards for that exact reason (to replay disk requests after a dirty
I actually have a few old EISA NVRAM boards, and of course they've been
using PCI for a few years, so you can also buy those nowadays.

Unfortunately the board I have doesn't have any markings, so I'm not sure
what company sells them.


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