Subject: Re: lfs panic on NetBSD-4.0_BETA2
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/19/2006 19:40:33
On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 01:03:49PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> I will note once again that this is severely buggy application behavior,
> and that LFS will never -- and can never -- comfortably accomodate an
> application which insists on abusing msync in this way: every single
> call to msync will cause a partial-segment write.

I don't want to argue that. I have a local patch to not do that. It
should not create panics though :-) The application has no easy way of
knowing "Oh I don't want to sync here" though. But that's a completely
seperate issue as we talk about a bug in LFS here.