FreeBSD Locked Up

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Fri Feb 13 01:50:52 PST 2004

On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 01:28:57 -0800
"Loren M. Lang" <lorenl at> wrote:


> Also, on reboot, I notice fsck took a considerable time to check the
> disk, though nothing major was found that interrupted the boot process.
> Is this because FreeBSD doesn't use a journalling filesystem?  I think I
> read somewhere that FreeBSD chose to use a filesystem with soft updates
> over a journalling one because it provides relatively equal data integrity
> compared to a journalling one, but is more efficient with the order of
> writing data, but does this mean that FreeBSD will always take longer to
> recover from a crash?

No, usually it is shorter. It all depends on how bad the fs state is and
the free space (for fsck's snapshot).

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