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Soft Updates on OpenBSD are cool!

Contributed by jose on from the noticable-speedups dept.

Dan writes :
"Just recently, Nick Holland realized that a lot of what he does with his systems could REALLY be improved by using Soft Updates. He doesn't know why he never did this before... and wanted to share this information in the openbsd-advocacy list. Here is the full url and subsequent discussions of his post: http://www.openbsdforums.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1337 "
If you haven't had the chance to check soft updates out, you should consider it. They've become quite stable in recent releases.

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  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    The guy that maintains the faq recently read it? :p
    Seriously tho soft updates rock. Id like to see them enabled on everything except / and /var by the install...:)

  2. By Anonymous () on

    anyone else think it's really fscking cool that the thread id is 1337?

  3. By Anonymous Coward () on

    In my experience, partitions with soft-updates are 'not quite' as safe in the event of a nasty occurence as non-soft-updated counter parts. While soft-updates is a far-cry from async-mounts
    int this respect, I still think leaving it off by default is the right choice. The admin should consciously make the choice to increase the risk to his data, even though it is a small risk....

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