Subject: Re: Better than..
To: Thomas Michael Wanka <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/05/2000 16:03:41
On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 03:53:33PM +0100, Thomas Michael Wanka wrote:
> Hi,
> I defenitely do not have the needed file system knowledge needed to 
> prove that, but you said it was caused by ext2 fs. So if I use e.g. ufs 
> I should not have this problem right? As You shurely know, ext2fs 
> has some improvements in peto for future releses, new file systems 
> are on the horizon, hopefully, as they should be under the gpl, 
> NetBSD will support them too.

I'm not sure linux's UFS supports ordered write either (it's soo much
simpler to just do asyncronous writes).
It's not a problem in ext2fs per see (NetBSD's ext2fs does ordered writes :)
but a design decision.

> As for the UPS I disconnect it all 3 months from the power cords as 
> recommended and the servers shut down correctly. Luckily I havenīt 
> had a single "real" power outage within the last 10 years.

I think the problem I had was related to a burst on the power line which
confused the UPS so much he just protected itself. There wasn't a real power
sutdown per see, and another similar UPS on another power circuit didn't
have the problem.

> I do not believe Linux is "better" than BSD, I can handle it just better 
> because I have longer experience.

I now have good experience of both, and I've ever got less troubles with NetBSD
than linux.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.