RFC: Article on implementing UFS journaling on desktop PCs
Rolf G Nielsen
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Thu Apr 24 20:16:25 UTC 2008
Manolis Kiagias wrote:
> Rolf G Nielsen wrote:
>> Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
>>> Manolis Kiagias escribió:
>>>> I have just completed an article (mostly how-to) for implementing
>>>> UFS journaling on a typical desktop PC:
>>>> It focuses on detailing an easy to follow, repeatable procedure, to
>>>> install FreeBSD on a typical PC and enable journaling on /usr and
>>>> possibly /var.
>>>> I am using this same procedure on my systems.
>>>> I welcome all feedback, please send me any comments, suggestions and
>>> Nice work like the other one! I won't have time till Monday, but I'd
>>> be more then happy to review and commit this article if you can send
>>> me the sources.
>>> Gábor Kövesdán
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>> The man page for gjournal does not say what unit to use when
>> specifying the journal size with the -s option. Sectors? GB? Anything
>> else? Or is there a default (say sectors) that can be changed by using
>> a suffix, like -s 10G?
> You are right, although it does say the default is 1Gb.
> However the jsize option is only available when both data journal are
> stored on the same provider, and the article does not deal with this, as
> it uses separate providers for data and journal.
> I could give this a try on my virtual setup and see what kind of unit is
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I'm considering using such a setup. And if I decide to give it a go,
I'll have to backup, boot from a custom CD I made, make the changes to
the disks and restore the backup. Considering that, trying out what unit
is used, should only take a fraction of the total time, and it doesn't
really scare me to try it. :) I realize my question went to the wrong
person, but I simply replied to the mail. My apologies.
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