zfs and disk write cache

Pawel Jakub Dawidek pjd at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 7 17:05:13 UTC 2007

On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 09:34:20AM -0700, Joerg t wrote:
> Does zfs on FreeBSD also disables the disk write cache like on Solaris if we give only a slice of the disk ?

No. On Solaris write cache is disabled by default AFAIK, because of UFS,
so ZFS on Solaris doesn't turn on write cache when it is configured on a
slice, because another slice may have UFS. On FreeBSD write cache is
enabled by default, so ZFS bascially doesn't touch it.

Pawel Jakub Dawidek                       http://www.wheel.pl
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