Subject: Re: running *without* softdep unsafe?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/25/2000 09:19:54
On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 11:41:21AM -0400, Todd Vierling wrote:

 > 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, the trickle-sync code is there for non-softdep, as well.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>