Subject: Re: tunefs/newfs defaults
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List: current-users
Date: 08/22/1999 12:56:00
In message <>, Jason Thorpe writes:
>Frank van der Linden was integrating them.  But at the time he was doing
>the work, some other FFS changes were also happening, like the byte-swapping
>stuff in FFS (so you can read SPARC FFSs on an Alpha, for example).  So,
>because he didn't have time to update the soft-updates stuff for those
>changes, they didn't get integrated.
>There's also the issue that the actual soft-updates code had some pretty
>serious bugs in it, and I'm not sure Frank actually has the lastest
>sanctioned version of that code from Kirk.
>Anyhow, you're right... someone ought to pick up the ball and run with it
>if Frank doesn't have time to.

I'll volunteer to at least take an experimental couple of steps, if someone
will point me at the Right Thing To Do.  My first guess would be "write Kirk
and ask if there's a recent set of code".

I know that the version in BSD/OS has at least one known outstanding bug, but
it's a "rare" bug.