More On Samba And Softupdates

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Mon Nov 22 17:44:29 UTC 2010

On 11/21/2010 2:16 PM, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 10:56 AM, Tim Daneliuk <tundra at <mailto:tundra at>> wrote:
>     This drive is being used as a backup drive for all the workstations on
>     this particular network, and "reliable" is much more important than "
>     slightly faster".
> As someone already said, SU is probably not the culprit here. I've used
> Samba + SU for a long time with no such problems although I have no
> current setups to verify.
> SU substantially increases disk IO, it's not 'slightly faster' it's much
> faster. The error you see is probably the result of flaky drive or
> controller as the additional IO provided by SU allows the flakiness to
> show through. Although from what you describe my choice for the drive
> would be gjournal + UFS. If you've got a lot of asynchronous IO that's a
> better solution.

It looks like this may have been a loose cable.  After reseating the
cable and reinitializing the drive, it seems to be fine.  I turned
on softupdates and all seems well ...  Thanks for responding...

Tim Daneliuk
tundra at

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