MFS question - FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT

Ronald Klop ronald-freebsd5 at
Thu Jan 22 14:04:13 PST 2004

On Thu, 22 Jan 2004 21:16:14 +0000, Rob MacGregor 
<rob_macgregor at> wrote:

>> From: Peter Jeremy <PeterJeremy at>
>> Note that softupdates will not perform any physical writes for short-
>> lived (say less than 30 seconds) files.
> That's worth knowing - do you know how big the buffer is likely to be?  
> I'm thinking worst case of a 10 MB zip in an email, maybe expanding to 
> 20 MB.

The buffer is the file cache of freebsd. Run 'top' and you see how big 
your cache is.

  Ronald Klop
  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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