Off-Topic Question

Rongsheng Fang rfang at
Mon Mar 7 08:23:09 PST 2005

Let me add the same wish too.


On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 10:21:03PM +0800, David Xu wrote:
> Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2005 22:21:03 +0800
> From: David Xu <davidxu at xxxxxxxx>
> To: bugs at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Off-Topic Question
> Message-Id: <422C634F.5040703 at xxxxxxxx>
> Newsgroups: dragonfly.bugs
> David Rhodus wrote:
> >On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 09:33:30 +1100, Nigel Weeks <nweeks at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> >wrote:
> >
> >>Sorry for this, but does DragonFly use UFS2 as it's filesystem, so that it
> >>has filesystem snapshots/background FSCK?
> >>
> >>I realise this is a 'bugs' list, but the boss's pestering me to get an
> >>answer before this morning's meeting.
> >>
> >>Nige
> >
> >
> >
> >No, there is no current support for UFS2 in DragonFlyBSD.  We
> >currently use the 32-bit UFS1 filesystem.  There is ongoing to to add
> >in support for filesystems greater than 1TB in size and should be
> >completed very soon.  As for background FSCK, DragonFly is currently
> >in development of adding in journaling support and is just a few
> >months away from completion.  The background fsck method has many
> >fundamental flaws hence the reason for development of a different
> >method.  Our jorunaling work will allow the system an even greater
> >degree of flexibility as you will able to do things such as real-time
> >remote mirrored filesystems.
> >
> I am too late to catch up this topic, but I wish DragonFly doesn't
> merge in any background FSCK, that's a totally broken way, I have
> too much trouble with it on FreeBSD.
> David Xu
> !DSPAM:422c64838920219489616!

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