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Re: Removing softdep
On 7-Jun-08, at 3:01 PM, Jukka Marin wrote:
Heh. Well, I do care for my data (RAID6 and multiple backup
I have never lost any data because of softdeps, so I don't consider
big risk in my case.
The problems with softdeps, as I've experienced them, are that often
you won't really know you have a problem until its too late (i.e.
where restoring from backups is complicated by the fact you've got to
go back several days and perhaps do several restores before finding
clean data), or sometimes the simplest little system failure can
quickly cascade into one requiring a full wreck and rebuild instead of
a simple reboot.
I personally don't dare to use softdeps on any critical file system
any more, even on systems with hardware RAID and a good UPS, etc.
I'll only use it for the likes of /usr/pkg or /usr/obj, etc. where
everything can be thrown away or replaced with minimal hassle.
Greg A. Woods; Planix, Inc.
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