Why is there no JFS?

Michael Sierchio kudzu at tenebras.com
Fri Sep 24 08:53:25 PDT 2004

Darren Pilgrim wrote:

>> Soft updates are disable on / by default because of the chicken
>> and egg problem of runing tunefs on /.
> If that's the problem, then why doesn't sysinstall enable it by default 
> when partitioning for a new install?

You can certainly change the options in sysinstall to force Softupdates
on /

In general, there's little to be gained from it -- on most systems, / is
essentially a read-only filesystem, with very little metadata changed except
for atime.

BTW, IIRC you can certainly 'tunefs -n enable /' while in single-user mode.

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