Subject: Re: softdeps and 1.6 (was Re: xfs support)
To: None <Netbsd-Users@netbsd.org>
From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/2003 15:08:37
On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 04:15:32PM -0600, email@example.com wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone is using softdeps in a production environment.
> I'm thinking of using 1.6 for a busy mail server and I'm not sure if I
> should use softdeps. The machine will have lots of ram and a fast
> processor (probably 3Ghz) along with a 80GB disk. So, does anyone on this
> list use 1.6+softdeps on busy servers? Any input is much appreciated.
I run softdeps on a Sun SS5 24/7, running a variety of services.
I like softdeps, gets a nice speed boost, and I haven't had troubles
with it. The machine does have 256MB RAM, but is no speed daemon.
It's on a UPS so crashes are generally only if it gets really hot
(a problem with these chassis and new hard drives). Recovery was
relatively quick and no errors found.
I ran softdepds for a long time before 1.6 too, so just continued as
before. It worried me at first, but after many months, I'm fairly
I'd prefer LFS, but its still not ready.
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