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Re: Removing softdep

On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 10:47:47AM -0400, Ken Hornstein wrote:

> >Many of these problems have existed for over 8 years, and we haven't made
> >progress in resolving them. I believe that's simply because the softdep code
> >is difficult and time consuming to maintain. Some of the bugs that I know of
> >are easy to reproduce and particularly difficult to fix.
> I had some vague memory that the softdep code had additional development
> under FreeBSD and that it works well there.  I am not sure if that is
> correct, though.

There have been some additional fixes and development but by and large it
is the same code.

> If that is true, is there any hope of importing those fixes into NetBSD?
> If not, then I guess there's no reason to keep softdep.

Even if we could fix the user experience, for those of us working on the
file system code the situation would be unchanged.


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