Subject: Re: ext2 support
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?St=E9phane?= Witzmann <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/30/2005 20:49:13
On Sun, Oct 30, 2005 at 02:45:08PM +0100, Stéphane Witzmann wrote:
> > Also, try using /dev/rwd1e.
> It seems that there is no hangup with /dev/rwd1e (NetBSD 2.0.2). I also had
> no hangup with current (3.99.10) and /dev/wd1e, but I tried that only once.
> So, what's the difference between /dev/wd1e and /dev/rwd1e ?

wd1e uses buffer cache, which has more overhead. rwd1e goes directly to
disk. For fsck and similar tools, /dev/r* is normally used.

One could speculate that the overhead is a bit too serious and that your
experience with -current could show that it was a bug which has been
fixed. But it is only a speculation...

Could you try to repeat with 3.0_BETA or -current more systematically, to
have an useful comparison with 2.0.2 ?

Pavel Cahyna