Re: soft-update/async write file systems

Dan Hollis (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 17:08:22 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 24 Feb 1998, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> It's also painful to configure, since you'd need to create this extra
> pseudo device, and then somehow configure it much like the current
> loopback devices are configured with a losetup-like command *before* the
> filesystems get mounted. So it complicates the boot scripts, too.

Yes, but the RAID system is exactly like this too.

Frankly, loopback devices aren't hard to configure at all, compared to the
RAID stuff. Of course, the mount command could be modified to be smarter
and automagically setup loopback stuff. Or even a mount wrapper.

Having an imperfect system in this case would probably be better than none
at all?


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