sysinstall, GJOURNAL and ZFS
wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl
Tue Jun 9 17:44:24 UTC 2009
>> noticeably higher chance of leaving you with an unbootable system than
>> if you were using Linux with ext3/ext4 or Windows with NTFS.
> Can you back this up? I cannot recall having ever rendered a FreeBSD
> system unbootable due to UFS/UFS2 problems after a power failure or
I can confirm the opposite. I did really bad things with disk drives,
including accidentally disconnecting SATA cable on working system that was
doing lots of filesystem writes. NOTHING wrong happened.
I always use softupdates, including / partition (which usually is my only
partition anyway :)
Once i have failed hardware which sometimes was writting rubbish to disk
instead of proper data. after discovering this there was a bit mess but
ONLY in files and directories i was writing to!!! fsck with manual
attention repaired it all without problems. After fixing hardware problems
and few files i used it without change.
I can't count how many times i ended with completely unreadable ext2, ext3
and reiserfs filesystem, the last being really kind of destruction ;)
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