Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: John S. Dyson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
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?