On Thu, 5 Jul 2001, Dan Nelson wrote:

:In the last episode (Jul 05), Benjamin P. Grubin said:
:> As of a month ago or so, there was some discussion that concluded it
:> was unsafe to enable softupdates on a root partition.  Is it safe to
:> go back in the water there, now?
:The 2 drawbacks with SU are
:1 - You can't immediately reuse the space occupied by a file you just
:    deleted; this may bite you if you do an installworld and don't have
:    20MB free on /.  when it comes to installing /sbin, you need 18MB
:    for the new binaries, but you can't reuse the 18MB for the
:    just-deleted binaries.

I've dodged that problem by SIGSTOPing installworld a couple times during
the /sbin install, waiting for softupdates to catchup, and then SIGCONTing
it.  That's a pain; it's ugly, but it does work.  Easier than a reboot,

Bipedalism is only a fad.

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