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Re: Softupdates makes the system freeze!
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Softupdates makes the system freeze!
- From: naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de (Christian Weisgerber)
- Date: 3 Oct 2000 13:18:16 +0200
- Newsgroups: list.openbsd.misc
Hans Insulander <hin_(_at_)_stacken_(_dot_)_kth_(_dot_)_se> wrote:
> I run soft updates on most of my machines, and it's rock solid. However,
> you need at least 64 megs of ram, or you will most likely run into troubles.
On 2.7/i386, large removal operations ("rm -r /usr/src") cause soft
updates to crash, leaving the file system in a recoverable but
rather sorry state. Large numbers of files that were to be deleted
show up in lost+found. Apparently the crash happens between
unreferencing and actually clearing the inodes.
We learned this the hard way on our anoncvs machine.
I have no idea whether this is fixed in -current.
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de
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