Re: 2.1.111: IDE DMA disabled...BLAH...BLAH...

Chris Evans (
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 14:00:29 +0100 (GMT)

On Wed, 29 Jul 1998, Mark Lord wrote:

> Yet, for some inexplicable reason, Linux continues to default
> to "external cache == ON" on all systems, when it would be a
> heck of a lot better off to disable caches at boot time.
> After all, a user-level utility could easily be written (with
> kernel hooks) to turn the caches on after booting, if safe to do so.

Aha. Well said :)


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