Subject: Re: daemons starting.
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/15/1999 09:56:24
On Tue, Sep 14, 1999 at 10:07:04PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> Turning off "cron" won't probably cause any harm unless you have something
> like a news system running on your machine.

Well, cron jobs and "at" jobs will stop working.. there's no reason to
turn it off.

> Turning off "update" can cause massive data loss. Unless you want to save
> battery power on a notebook you should better leave it turned on.

This sounds kind of scary. What update does is simply do a sync() every
N seconds. So this will make a difference if your machine crashes;
your data will be safe as of at most 30 seconds ago. update(8) will
go away if we at some point integrate the trickle-sync changes that
come with the soft update code.

- Frank