Subject: Re: softdeps and 1.6 (was Re: xfs support)
To: None <>
From: Caffeinate The World <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/01/2003 12:30:24
I read up on softdeps but didn't really understand much of it. Could
someone put it in layman's term what benefit there is with softdeps
over ffs?

--- Charles Shannon Hendrix <> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 04:15:32PM -0600, 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
> confident.
> I'd prefer LFS, but its still not ready.
> -- 
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