Subject: Re: fsck still happens with softdeps?
To: Peter Bex <>
From: Juan RP <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/22/2004 13:17:17
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On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 09:57:33 +0100
Peter Bex <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just read McKusick's softdeps paper and if I understood it correctly,
> fscks aren't necessary anymore except for the occasional background fsck
> to reclaim lost inodes.
> But when my machine is abruptly reset (by power failure or whatever),
> it does a `normal' fsck on boot.  Why is this?  Did I misunderstand the
> paper, or is there something more I have to do than provide the option
> `softdep' in /etc/fstab and enable SOFTDEPS in the kernel?
> BTW, mount(8) tells me the fs is mounted as softdep.

Background fsck hasn't been implemented on NetBSD, this could be implemented
now we have fss(4) with read/write support... any volunteer? :-)

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