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Re: consensus on softupdates
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: consensus on softupdates
- From: Toni Mueller <openbsd-misc_(_at_)_oeko_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 22:08:34 +0200
- Reply-to: openbsd-misc_(_at_)_oeko_(_dot_)_net
On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 03:06:30PM +1000, Christopher Biggs wrote:
> I later activated soft updates on a few test systems (2.8-stable) I
> had installed, to see what would happen.
> <several weeks pass>
> Some of the systems had since been cvs-updated to -current, and much
> compiling and other file-tossing had occured with *never* a problem.
... similar story here ..., but:
> Then there was a power failure. <ominous chord>
I regularly reboot because of updating to -current w/o problems as
of the last few months, AND
> I have never *seen* such horribly scrambled filesystems. Mulitple
> passes of fsck just kept finding more and *more* errors; duplicated
> inodes and horribly mangled directories. Fsck would declare it
> needed to be re-run, then find a bunch more problems. Rinse, repeat.
had one machine crash due to hardware failure (power supply :( ) hard
in my absence and once while doing a make world. Both times the machine
came back up sane. OTOH on a 2.8 release and shortly thereafter I had
severe problems which forced me to newfs the system.
> \---------veni vidi nuclei deceiri --- I came, I saw, I dumped core----------/