Subject: Re: Nightmare File Corruptions with 1.6Q - FFS?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chuck Yerkes <email@example.com>
Date: 04/12/2003 19:22:15
My understanding is that -current contains bleeding edge stuff.
As such, any machines running -current should be considered
disposable. Here at Chez Casa (or House of Chez Casa when I
feel pompous), I have a FreeBSD box that was running 4.2 until
recently that has a big disk and is slow and pokey but faster
than the net and it serves NFS of home dirs (and often source)
and does mail and such. I took a big jump and moved it to
FBSD 4.8. But it serves the NetBSD boxes and OpenBSD boxes
that run -current.
Occasionally, the -current machines eat it. Then I have a backup
with 'boot net' (sparcs) to save my sorry ass.
Filesystems are sort of a razor slide on that bleeding edge.
Those I expect to explode. But that's why the FreeBSD utility
box is there. Nothing fancy, just functional as a parachute.
Data loss on -current? expect it. Don't hope for it, but
presume it will happen more than never.