Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: John S. Dyson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/11/1997 15:08:02
"John S. Dyson" writes:
> I tend to agree with you. There are times and places where async metadata
> are useful. However it is very unwise to use it on important data.
I tend to use async metadata when doing things like restoring a file
system or doing an install -- if it fails, at worst, you repeat the
operation, and you save lots of time.
I also do it if I'm trying to scour something like an old News
In other cases, I avoid it like the plague.
> DOW will help the situation in the near future on FreeBSD (and I
> would hope NetBSD/OpenBSD also.)
What is DOW?