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Re: Off-Topic Question

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 11:06:48 -0800 (PST)

:On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:10:24 -0500, David Rhodus <sdrhodus@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
:> Problems like this lead to a never ending problem as you crash, then
:> reboot, then BG fsck starts up(not correcting the problem), and you
:> crash again.  This process happens over and over until you run a full
:> fsck.
:I actually have experienced this myself more than twice with fbsd
:Eduardo Tongson http://i.keepsilent.net 

    Softupdates provides us with very high performance for certain
    types of filesystem activities but it's very, very complex code and a
    ton of bugs have been fixed over the years (and plenty more probably
    still there waiting to be found).  It's kinda like a house of cards...
    as long as everything works perfectly as the algorithms expect then
    you are ok, but if the disk image diverges from the expectation all
    hell can break loose.  Unlike the original fsck, there is very little 
    redundancy in FreeBSD's background fsck.

					Matthew Dillon 

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