HEADS UP: SUJ Going in to head today

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Sun Apr 25 01:06:27 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 20 April 2010 23:15:48 Jeff Roberson wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> You may have seen my other Soft-updates journaling (SUJ) announcements.
> If not, it is a journaling system that works cooperatively with
> soft-updates to eliminate the full background filesystem check after an
> unclean shutdown.  SUJ may be enabled with tunefs -j enable and disabled
> with tunefs -j disable on an unmounted filesystem.  It is backwards
> compatible with soft-updates with no journal.
> I'm going to do another round of tests and buildworld this afternoon to
> verify the diff and then I'm committing to head.  This is a very large
> feature and fundamentally changes softupdates.  Although it has been
> extensively tested by many there may be unforseen problems.  If you run
> into an issue that you think may be suj please email me directly as well
> as posting on current as I sometimes miss list email and this will ensure
> the quickest response.

Should fsck always report that the filesystem has been modified when the 
journal is skipped, even when no errors are reported?

Bruce Cran

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