Subject: Re: Softdep with ffs, how broken is it?
To: Petri Koistinen <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/27/2001 12:08:09
On Wed, 27 Jun 2001, Petri Koistinen wrote:

> BTW, is mount(8) manpage realy giving the correct picture of softdep
> option as it states: "This option has gone through moderate to heavy
> testing, but should still be used with care." I think more accurate note
> would be: "Beware: enabling this option will crash your system under heavy
> disk usage." ;-)

	It varies - we use it on an internal server with a bunch of disks
	that at times gets hammered with disk IO. Its always been rock
	solid on that box (since 1.4X), and on some sparc boxes. Others
	have had much less happy experiences. 'Use with care' seems to
	sum it up :)

		David/absolute		-- No hype required --