Subject: Re: UVM/other problems for desktop users in current?
To: George Michaelson <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/18/2002 09:58:45
On Wed, 18 Dec 2002, George Michaelson wrote:

> On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 15:49:40 +1100 Daniel Carosone <> wrote:
> > People have made the contrast between NetBSD and FreeBSD/Linux.
> > FreeBSD is probably using softdep by default (?), Linux is effectively
> > mounting async. Do the same on NetBSD, and then compare again.
> Hmm. I think async comes with markedly more risks doesn't it? At least thats
> how I've read the complaints about Linux FS practices vs BSD. Are you *sure*
> this is a good idea?

Doesn't matter if it's a good idea or not. If you're doing performance
comparisons between NetBSD and Linux, and Linux is doing something
(unsafe) that speeds things up a lot that NetBSD can do too, you're
essentially complaining about the default settings. :-)

Take care,