So I was checking /var/log/error.log and I got this error:
Jan 23 10:22:49 knuth sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through Jan 23 10:22:49 knuth sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
It doesn't seem to be having any effect, the drive still mounts as normal and is accessible, but it would be nice to fix it. It would be a start to be told what it even means?
The drive is an external and connected over USB, with one ext3 partition and one FAT32. Googling has only turned up abandoned unanswered threads, hopefully this one can be more successful.
On a related note, the ext2 drivers in Windows won't read this drive though they cope with my others fine, I'm wondering if this is related as it's the only error I'm seeing.
If it helps, this is the output of dmesg | grep sdc
sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 976773168 512-byte hardware sectors: (500 GB/465 GiB) sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 1c 00 00 00 sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 976773168 512-byte hardware sectors: (500 GB/465 GiB) sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 1c 00 00 00 sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through sdc: sdc1 sdc2 sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk EXT3 FS on sdc2, internal journal
Last edited by tsv (2009-01-23 12:51:46)
Funny that you automatically think it's an error...
Funny that you missed the first Google result for "Assuming drive cache: write through", too:
M*cr*s*ft: Who needs quality when you have marketing?
I assumed it was an error because it was in errors.log, that seems intuitive to me!
As for missing that page? Yeah, my bad, think I must have been braindead when I skimmed over that one. Cheers.
The link that was referenced has been taken down... Could anyone kindly explain what the "Assuming drive cache: write through" message is about?
pointone suggested you can simply goggle it ...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions … gh-657649/
As this thread is over two years old, I am going to close it.
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