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Re: Proposal to enable WAPBL by default for 10.0

On Thu, 23 Jul 2020 07:45:08 +0200, Michał Górny wrote:
>> The problem is that because it still doesn't do anything about
>> journaling or preserving file contents, but runs a lot faster, it
>> loses more data when interrupted.
> How does that compare to the level of damage non-journaled FFS takes?

To give anecdotal experience: My home server experienced frequent ntp 
related panics two or three years ago, in particular during high 
network activity. I obliterated my cvs src sandbox several times over 
(with cvs not recognizing hundreds of files, and asking to move them 
out of the way), until I disabled wapbl.

From then on, the sandbox was easily recoverable after every panic. It 
turned out fsck times on a moderately-sized SSD were bearable - 
certainly shorter than writing cleanup scripts, throwing out half of 
the sandbox, and 'cvs update'ing the rest.

I have been thinking twice before mounting important partitions with 
'log' ever since.


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