Subject: Re: soft updates Re: Summer of code ideas
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 04/07/2007 22:10:43
In article <200704071847.SAA03118@sopwith.solgatos.com>,
Dieter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>For me, the point of softdeps is that it forces the writes to be done
>in the correct order, to protect the integrity of the filesystem.
>So you are safe from seeing "run fsck manually". I used to get this,
>but I haven't seen it since I switched to softdeps.
Yes, assuming that the both the controller and the disk preserve the
ordering. If you don't have a battery backed cache, you will lose.