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Re: Softupdates makes the system freeze!
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Softupdates makes the system freeze!
- From: Morten Liebach <morten_(_at_)_hotpost_(_dot_)_dk>
- Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 20:05:38 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On 3, Oct, 2000 at 09:35:48AM -0700, Jeff Wyman wrote:
> > What I don't understand is where the RAM is lacking for this stuff, I
> > mean, it isn't that much data that is kept off disk 'till a later date,
> > or is it?
> > The only thing that takes more memory is maintaining the order of when
> > stuff should be written to disk, and it makes it possible to keep more
> > (meta)data in memory, right?
> > I can't imagine that it can take _that_ much more RAM, so what is it
> > then? Doesn't different "things" talk correctly with each other or what?
> Well, keep in mind that keeping track of and storing metadata for a huge
> operation like removing the system source tree can be taxing. There are
> thousands of files and all of their associated data that need to be
> handled in such an operation.
Right!, but I could reproduce it just by trying to build a port!!1!
Not all ports could crash it though ...
I can understand that there will be problems iff e.g. it's a full
> > Or do I not understand what softupdates do, and how they work? (likely)
> You sound like you do. Either that, or I just _think_ that we both know
> what we're talking about. No mind games this morning :)
I concur, hope you've had a nice day by now anyway. :-)
Thanks for your help.
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