Subject: Re: Deleting files
To: Christian von Kleist <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 03/18/2003 07:43:54
On Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 01:43  AM, Christian von Kleist wrote:

>      Thanks for all the suggestions from everyone.  I wasn't using soft
> dependencies and turning it on will increase performance, but should
> I be using it?  I turned it on for my /storage and /software which
> are partitions on separate drives that I use for compilation of
> source and storage of the final product, respectively.  There's been
> enough speculation about softdep crashes to scare me out of using it
> on /usr, /home, etc....

If it's any consolation, I have been using softdeps on all file systems 
on most of my machines for ... quite some time.  They seem pretty 
stable these days, although there are clearly problems with 
trickle-sync that can lead to choppy performance in the face of a lot 
of file system writes.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>