>Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 20:33:59 +0100
>From: Poul-Henning Kamp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

>In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, "David O'Brien" writes:
>>On Sat, Mar 10, 2001 at 10:32:23PM -0800, Dima Dorfman wrote:
>>> Peter Wemm <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>>> > The version of the patch for -current uses the softdep mount option only.
>>> > If you remove the mount option, you dont get softupdates.

>>> In this case, it might be better to just turn it on by default and let

>>Problem is many still feel it should not be used on / .

>Why not ?

Probably because of the behavior when a softupdates-enabled filesystem is
active & near full.  This can be exacerbated on / if /tmp isn't a separate

Since I mount /tmp as a separate filesystem, and since I boot the laptop
in any of 3 different environments (with the "other environments"
represented as other filesystems), I've enabled softupdates on all of
the disk-based filesystems on the box.  No problems so far (a few hours
shy of 1 week).  Biggest workload is the make {build,install}{world,kernel} 

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