Subject: Soft Updates -- healthier, and good for you!
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From: Ethan Solomita <email@example.com>
Date: 02/18/2000 19:18:26
Frank van der Linden sent out some email about it, but I wanted to
reiterate regarding the changes that went into NetBSD just recently for
Soft Updates. They fix several known bugs, including:
* Out of memory panic in kmem_map
* SPL NOT LOWERED ON EXIT
* Livelock with lots of disk activity, but no forward progress
* Panic from link count being changed
And several others I'm sure. All told, it should be a much more stable
filesystem now, and I want to encourage people to give it another try.
The performance improvements can be tremendous, and if there are more
big bugs, I'd like to find them sooner, rather than later.