Subject: Re: soft updates Re: Summer of code ideas
To: Dieter <>
From: Bill Stouder-Studenmund <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/06/2007 14:14:11
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On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 01:37:32PM +0100, Dieter wrote:
> Greg A. Woods writes:
> > Then for the real test start over and do it all again, but this time
> > after "systat bufcache" shows that most of available RAM is used up
> > for metadata an file data, pull the power plugs.  Then try to clean
> > up the mess.
> What mess?  My understanding is that with soft updates, the only
> thing that can possibly happen is that disk space can be lost.
> The background fsck is for reclaiming this lost space.

That's both the idea and the promise. For better or worse, that has not=20
been the experience of a number of users.

Take care,


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