Subject: Re: running *without* softdep unsafe?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
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)
Matt Thomas Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
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