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Re: softdep : why not the default

> Up until then softdeps was needed for the speed but ffs with or
> without softdeps usually meant a long delay to fsck after any
> unclean shutdown.

FFS w/ softdeps allows background fsck (after going multiuser).
Works fine on FreeBSD.  NetBSD needs to add background fsck.

> ``[---] I believe that's simply because the softdep code is difficult
> and time consuming to maintain. Some of the bugs that I know of are
> easy to reproduce and particularly difficult to fix.''

Why is this a problem for NetBSD but not for FreeBSD?

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