Subject: Re: LFSv2 on the trunk
To: Michael K. Sanders <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/2001 17:26:14
On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 05:06:43PM -0700, Michael K. Sanders wrote:
> While I agree that would be good, how would that be distinguishing
> from FFS+softdep+snapshots?
FFS+softdep is fine, but softdeps, I think, people understand the
implementation has some ... issues. And the way snapshots are done
in FFS, in the FreeBSD implementation, is really kind of a hack.
LFS is much better *designed* for these types of things, because of its
fundamental design. Want a snapshot of the file system for the backup
process? Fine! Freeze the garbage-collector, run the backup up to the
point in the file system where you froze it, then thaw the garbage-collector.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>