Subject: Re: running *without* softdep unsafe?
To: None <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/25/2000 08:50:57
At 11:41 AM 5/25/2000 -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:
>I understand that softdep is great and peachy, et al., but something just
>struck me as strange.
>We are no longer building update(8) as part of the distribution.  Doesn't
>this assume that the admin _is_ using the [GPL'd] softdep?  After all,
>update(8)'s purpose is to call sync() every 30 seconds or so to keep the
>data blocks and metadata as up-to-date as possible.

No.  There is now a kthread that does update's job called ioflush.

    8 ??  DL     0:00.06 (ioflush)

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