Linked by Joel Dahl on Sun 25th Apr 2010 19:25 UTC
FreeBSD Today Jeff Roberson committed his patches to FreeBSD 9 for adding journaling to UFS. No more background fsck after unclean shutdowns! This is a major landmark in the history of UFS, with 11000 new lines of code (and about 2000 removed). Much of the work was done in collaboration with Kirk McKusick, the original author of FFS and Softupdates, under sponsorship form Yahoo!, Juniper and iXsystems. Jeff's blog contains quite a lot of technical information of his work. There's also information on the FreeBSD mailing lists.
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RE[2]: UFS?
by phoenix on Mon 26th Apr 2010 03:56 UTC in reply to "RE: UFS?"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Besides: this contribution will be - probobly - adopted to other BSDs as well [although I don't think it's a good idea, as journaling makes your data more vulnerable].


Matt Dillon has stated he doesn't want to update UFS in DFlyBSD, as things are nice and stable right now. Plus, UFS is really only used for /boot, with everything else being HAMMER.

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RE[3]: UFS?
by marcp on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:40 in reply to "RE[2]: UFS?"
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2007-11-23

I was actually thinking about NetBSD/OpenBSD. DFBSD stays unnoticed for most of the time [which is good IMHO. No hypes, just a solid work of DFBSD team].

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