Subject: BFFS and Newfs -O (still fails)
To: Netbsd-Amiga List <amiga@NetBSD.org>
From: Alan Kelm <email@example.com>
Date: 12/06/1994 14:44:50
Thanks to those who replied to my post about BFFS and Newfs.
Martin Blom and Matthias Scheler both pointed out that I should be using
BFFS version 1.31 beta rather than version 1.3. Switching to 1.31
stopped the enforcer hits that I used to get whenever I mounted a BFFS
Hubert Feyrer and Matthias also suggested that I put the BFFS into the
RDB using HDToolBox, and make the partition automount.
This made the partition convenient to use, but the machine still locks
up (repeatably) when I use a copy command under AmigaDOS to copy several
files to the partition. (Yes, the partition was formatted under NetBSD
using "newfs -O"). After such a lockup, the partition is trashed and I
have to reformat it with a "newfs -O" under NetBSD.
Andreas Johansson reported the same problems, and observed that the
problem does not occur when copying a single file, but only when copying
multiple files. My experience is the same: copying a 7-Meg tar-file
works fine, but copying 21 little files hangs the machine.
My machine is an A3000 with a 530 MB Fujitsu drive on the internal
controller. (I also have a 240Mb quantum prodrive on the same controller).
Andreas reported his problems on an A4000/040 with 425Mb quantum
prodrive on a GVP Series II controller. Could this be a problem
that only occurs on large (fast) hard drives?
: Alan Kelm firstname.lastname@example.org :
: Department of Mathematics, University of Ottawa, Canada. :