mount(8) async description
mdmay74 at internode.on.net
Tue Sep 5 09:37:39 UTC 2006
On 2006-09-04 07:36, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> Hi Daniel and everyone else,
> In retrospect, having let this sink down for a few days, I think we
> should also bear in mind Ruslan Ermilov's comments about referring to
> the reader in second person. Is there any way we can keep the same
> meaning, stress the dangers of using ``-o async'' *and* avoid using
> ``you'' in the text?
> This is definitely far across the borders of nit-picking, but perhaps
> we can use something like this (based on the OpenBSD version, with the
> fixes suggested by Matthew May <mdmay74 at internode.on.net>, and using
> the backup/newfs text suggested by Daniel):
> async All I/O to the file system should be done asynchronously.
> This is a dengerous flag to set, since it does not guarantee
> that the file system structure on the disk will remain
> consistent. For this reason, the `async' flag should not be
> used unless some application-specific data recovery
> mechanism is present, or recreation of the file system is
> not a problem.
> Does this look less wordy and still useful as a change?
> - Giorgos
After a quick s/dengerous/dangerous/ I'd be happy with that :-)
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