Subject: Re: 2.0beta freezes
To: Sean Davis <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/12/2004 22:42:51
>> again, sooner or later, the whole system would just freeze. Mounting all 
>> my filesystems without softdep option made the problem go away. I am not 
>> a kernel programmer, but from what I can see, softdep code in NetBSD may 
>> have some serious bugs.
> It does. It was stable for years, but recently (I believe since UBC
> happened) it's returned to dont-trust-it-further-than-you-can-throw-it
> status. I had close to a dozen panics all in the softdep code. Now that I've
> pulled it from all my kernels, and run everything with normall ffsv1 no
> softdep, I can load the hell out of any of my machines and they won't crash.

Is there any serious reason to not use async mode on ffs? (Unless you
experience frequent power failures, of course.)

Bye	Pavel