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Re: consensus on softupdates
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: consensus on softupdates
- From: naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de (Christian Weisgerber)
- Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 15:58:39 +0000 (UTC)
- Newsgroups: list.openbsd.misc
Graham Van Epps <gvanepps_(_at_)_compurex_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
> I've got two production OpenBSD systems which are scheduled to be updated
> from 2.7-stable to 2.8-stable via a regular cdrom based upgrade.
> I'm considering enabling softupdates.
Don't. Soft updates on 2.8 are not reliable. Large meta data
operations will reproducibly crash the system.
> If the general opinion is to hold off, then maybe i wont use softupdates
> until 2.9 or 3.0.
Prospects for 2.9 are good. The soft updates code has been crucially
improved in 2.8-current. My customary torture tests don't provoke
a crash anymore. Last time I tried, the box would still appear to
hang for a few minutes but eventually recovered. More fixes have
gone into the tree since.
Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de