Subject: Re: the usability of LFS
To: Brian Hechinger <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/03/2004 15:36:52
On Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 12:42:21PM -0400, Brian Hechinger wrote:
> LFS however, is going to extremes though.  i can use something other than FFS
> on pretty much every OS except this one.  that's a real shame.

Probably off topic to this thread, but anyway:

I'm happy with ffs on raid 1; I'm not too concerned about fsck performance
since it's relatively great on NetBSD with ffs (thanks Charles!) and
NetBSD has been nice to me on my server machines and just does not crash,
and I have UPS, so I don't realy need a journaling file system (not to
confuse lfs for one).

Are there still benefits from lfs over ffs with softdeps? I haven't seen
conclusive benchmarks, IIRC.

It will be interesting to see how fluf behaves on real world workloads.