Subject: Re: soft updates on low-end sparc
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 09/28/2000 20:56:54
On Wed, Sep 27, 2000 at 09:37:20PM -0400, wrote:
> I would like to know well soft updates are working on low-end Sun
> sparcstations.  
> I've been running 1.4.2 on an SS5, and it is very reliable and
> handles a decent load.  My current SS5 runs news, mail, and Postres
> database servers.  I could use a boost in file system performance
> and was curious how much soft updates helped a machine like this.
> It seems dramatic on FreeBSD for Intel (for some things), but I've
> not found anything yet regarding it's affect on a NetBSD sparcstation.

Should have the same effect. For the news spool it's certainly a good idea,
especially for expires (lots of small files to delete).
For mail I'm not sure the win will be that big.

Manuel Bouyer <>