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Re: softdeps and NetBSD 6.0

> > > softdeps are scheduled to be removed in 6.0
> > 
> > WHY?  WHY?  WHY?
> Because the softdep code has a lot of problems. It can e.g. lock up your
> system the right (or wrong?) access pattern. WAPBL also avoids long
> lasting file-system checks after a system crash.

The i/o problems I have seen are not due to softdeps.
Ever hear of background fsck?  Allowing background fsck
was part of the motivation behind softdeps.

> WAPBL provides similar performance gains as soft dependences.
> Please have a look at the following articles:
> If you want to know more about WAPBL please have a look at the slides
> of Jörg Sonnenberger's presentation from the EuroBSDCon 2009:

Those who prefer journaling and its problems are welcome to it.
My question is not why allow journeling, but why remove softdeps?
Journeling is NOT a substitute for softdeps.

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