Subject: Re: softdeps and 1.6 (was Re: xfs support)
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/03/2003 00:06:18
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.

If it's going to be a busy server you'd better use 4 (or more) 20G disks
rather than a 80G one. The bottleneck is definitively disks I/O.
Lots of ram helps, but doesn't do everything as you have to write the
mails to disk anyway.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference