Subject: Re: soft updates Re: Summer of code ideas
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/07/2007 22:10:43
In article <>,
Dieter <> 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.