/boot like linux!
jesse at wingnet.net
Fri Mar 4 12:49:59 PST 2005
Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> Jesse Guardiani writes:
>> Then why doesn't sysinstall enable soft updates on the root FS by
> Because the root is not often written, and any data loss on the root is
> likely to have more negative effects than on other directories (often it
> would be something like a kernel rebuild). So sysinstall turns it off by
> default for the root. But you can turn it on if you want to.
>> I don't. It hasn't worked well in the past.
> Soft updates has been improved in recent releases. It is now designed
> to physically write data back to the disk in a way that keeps the
> directory coherent (if not necessarily up to date) at all times.
How recent are we talking about?
I'm about to try softupdates on a giant root partition simply because
everyone keeps telling me that it should work fine. My data is currently
backed up, so I have nothing to lose. And I can test your theories.
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