Subject: Re: NetBSD file system chat
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: James Buchanan <>
List: tech-misc
Date: 07/14/2005 08:10:25
Matthias Scheler wrote:
> Soft dependences are a performance kludge in UFS which allows it to
> work more asynchronously without risking data integrity. They don't
> provide the protection against unclean system shutdown that a
> journaling file system does.

Time to get rid of soft updates. :)

> Yes, it can. Userland programs can present itself to the kernel as
> a NFS server. amd(8) and "pkgsrc/net/sharity-light" use such an
> approach.

Thanks very much for this.  I'll play around with it and see what I can 
do there.