Subject: Re: raidframe parity always dirty after reboot
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/28/2003 18:20:30
Greg A. Woods writes:

>Ah, no, sorry, that's not right.  Swap handling is enabled and modified
>by a very non-arbitrary user "process" (swapctl).  Disabling it for
>shutdown is, and should, also be done by that same program.

But swap is a kernel entity; surely your argument could be extended to
the buffer cache aswell; since it's mostly (only?) user programs
writing to the disk thru the bufcache in the first place, shouldn't
syncing the cache with the disks before reboot/halt done by a user
process aswell?  Yet the kernel does this automatically when unmounting
the filesystems (to my knowledge).  IMHO it would be just a lot more
practical if the kernel would properly unconfigure swap devices itself,
especially when raidframe is being used.

Matthias Buelow
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