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Do you still need to run update ?

Forum: Tour of the Linux kernel source
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 13:59:41 GMT
From: Chris Ebenezer <>

The docs on this daemon state that it is one of a pair of two daemons - bdflush/update - which manage disk buffers. In the latest (2.0.x) kernels starting up update does not have the effect of also starting up bdflush. So is update still needed ?