Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Fri 1st Aug 2008 15:32 UTC, submitted by Daniel Sieger
NetBSD Today, support for metadata journaling has been added to NetBSD's implementation of the Berkeley Fast File System (FFS), eliminating the need for lengthy file system checks after a crash or power failure. Support for converting existing file systems to use the new journaling capabilities is provided as well. See the official announcement for all the details.
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RE[12]: soft updates
by itanic on Sun 3rd Aug 2008 15:37 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: soft updates"
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That's correct, UFS itself is synchronous. This is much more secure, but also much slower. The idea of FFS and meta-journaling was to get asynchronous like performance, but still maintain synchronous data security.

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