# [EMAIL PROTECTED] / 2003-02-21 14:52:45 -0500: > the reason that they disabled by default on / is almost > certainly because the / is usually *small*, not large.
thus spoke Terry Lambert in Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: : I believe the reason it's not "on" in sysinstall is that sysinstall : tries to mount things async on the initial install, so that doing : things like unpacking ports doesn't take forever. If it fails, you : can just restart, and having to do that a couple of times is still : faster than waiting for ordered metadata. : The technical reason that it doesn't do it is that the mount update : is not logically an "unmount without destroying vnodes(inodes) in : core, with a remount with the new options". The main reason for : that is that the dependencies go all the way to the buffer cache, : and the backing vnode (e.g. the "raw" device) that's mounted does : not necessarily get its buffers flushed. Basically, you'd have to : put a little more work into the "mount update" code. : This was discussed a long time ago on -arch, when soft updates : first came into FreeBSD, and then again every 18 months or so, : ever after. See Kirk's postings on the subject, if you don't : want to take mine for it. -- If you cc me or remove the list(s) completely I'll most likely ignore your message. see http://www.eyrie.org./~eagle/faqs/questions.html To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message