RFC: Article on implementing UFS journaling on desktop PCs

Unga unga888 at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 26 04:06:48 UTC 2008

--- Manolis Kiagias <sonicy at otenet.gr> wrote:

> 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 
> corrections.

Hope following ideas may help you.

1. Article is too long. You have a note before the
introduction, then "introduction" and "Understanding
journaling in FreeBSD". I appreciate brevity. The
"introduction" and "Understanding journaling in
FreeBSD" would be suffice. and edit them for brevity.

The note before the introduction is good enough as an

2. Ideally have a table of contents.

3. Ideally prerequisites as a separate section.

4. A new section on "How to estimate journal size"

5. Split "Setting up journaling" to sub sections:
	- Data and journal in the same partition
	- Data and journal in the multiple partitions/disks

6. A new section on how to extend the size of the
journal (if later find too small)

7. Further reading:
	- Journaling UFS with gjournal -

	- Journaling file system -

	- UFS2 Journaling implementation detail -

	- FreeBSD/ZFS - Last word in operating/file systems 

Kind Regards

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