New option for newfs(3) to make life with GEOM easier

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at
Sat Sep 1 07:33:17 PDT 2007

On Sat, 1 Sep 2007, Bernd Walter wrote:

BW> > BW> Sysinstall easily allows you to not partition the last few sectors.
BW> > BW> The newfs option is only usefull if you are mirroring at fs level,
BW> > BW> which is note quite common for system disks, where you really need 
BW> > BW> partitions.
BW> > 
BW> > I concur, as all servers (rather entry-level, yeah; and excluding these that 
BW> > have large storage) we deploy last 2 years have two SATA disks with mirrored 
BW> > file systems.
BW> What is the big win if you mirror all partitions/filesystems and not
BW> the whole disk?

Time of syncronysation in case of a crash.

In our case, usually, large partitions are mostly read and have not to be 
syncronized. This was originally the recommendation from pjd@

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