Subject: Re: lfs stability
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/08/2001 11:58:37
On 07.02.01, 21:37:52, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

[on LFS]

> I use it on my devel machine for some time. It's quite sable in normal
> use but once corrupted you can't always recover. For example, an unclean
> shutdown may lead to a filesystem that you can't mount R/W without panic
> and that fsck_lfs didn't fix in my case. 
> I know some work has been done in this area, it may be better now.

I can confirm both points. Very stable in normal operation. I have
/usr/local on it, which I use to install additional software, for CD
burning, and more. I don't think about it anymore.

I started using it when it was still very experimental (somewhere in
1.4P or so, it was just on the verge of being usable), and it has come
a long way since then.

Unclean shutdowns have never been a problem here, but leaving less
than a few hundred MB free has corrupted the filesystem so that only a
r/o mount was possible (r/w mount caused an immediate panic, and
fsck_lfs could not correct all problems.) I could backup most of it,
newfs_lfs the partition and restore the data.

I think the lfs_cleanerd in the 1.5 release still has a memory leak,
so that it occasionally grows huge. Should be fixed in 1.5.1.

> > 
> > speed is excellent !!! both with small files and large files
> Sure !

Right! :)
> --
> Manuel Bouyer <>
> --

Bernd Sieker

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