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Re: Softupdates makes the system freeze!
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Softupdates makes the system freeze!
- From: carson_(_dot_)_harding_(_at_)_home_(_dot_)_com
- Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2000 08:33:40 -0600 (MDT)
I can vouch for this on 2.7/sparc. Went to remove a partial
copy of /usr/src/sys and replace it ... boom. As well, I was
running a compile at the same time (though not in /usr/src/sys!).
On 3 Oct 2000, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> Hans Insulander <hin_(_at_)_stacken_(_dot_)_kth_(_dot_)_se> wrote:
> > I run soft updates on most of my machines, and it's rock solid. However,
> > you need at least 64 megs of ram, or you will most likely run into troubles.
> On 2.7/i386, large removal operations ("rm -r /usr/src") cause soft
> updates to crash, leaving the file system in a recoverable but
> rather sorry state. Large numbers of files that were to be deleted
> show up in lost+found. Apparently the crash happens between
> unreferencing and actually clearing the inodes.
> We learned this the hard way on our anoncvs machine.
> I have no idea whether this is fixed in -current.
> Christian "naddy" Weisgerber naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de
Carson Harding - carson_(_dot_)_harding_(_at_)_home_(_dot_)_com
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