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Re: Removing softdep

On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 04:35:10PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 05:15:17PM +0100, Andrew Doran wrote:
>  > > And if you value your data you don't use regular ffs either.
>  > 
>  > Thanks for the tip.
> As I already mentioned once, regular ffs doesn't maintain referential
> integrity. Block pointers are written synchronously; the data they
> point to isn't. After a crash, those block pointers point to whatever
> random trash was already on the disk. This results in silent file
> corruption, and also sometimes disclosure of sensitive information.
> This problem is well understood but not as widely known as perhaps it
> should be.

Once again thanks for the tip, but that's common knoweldge.


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