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Date:      Thu, 14 Jun 2001 23:08:18 -0700
From:      "Ted Mittelstaedt" <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
To:        "Gernot Hueber" <hueber@riic.at>, "De la Cruz Lugo Eric" <eric@iteso.mx>, <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Some ona knows about this?, opinions please! SAMA article.
Message-ID:  <000001c0f561$92cfd220$1401a8c0@tedm.placo.com>
In-Reply-To: <5.1.0.14.0.20010613134728.02940810@postoffice.riic.at>

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Gernot Hueber
>Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 4:49 AM
>To: Ted Mittelstaedt; De la Cruz Lugo Eric; questions@FreeBSD.ORG
>Subject: RE: Some ona knows about this?, opinions please! SAMA article.
>
>
>Is there a comparision out there, where mount (a)sync modes are
>taken care of.
>
>BTW how can I switch to async mode (softupdates or noatime)?
>

despite all the fanfare you don't want to run a production system
async except in very specific circumstances, such as a Usenet News
server.  The Linux people do it because they are more concerned with
looking good on these stupid comparisons than with reliability.

If you need better disk performance then your much better off
with sync mode+faster disks such as hardware RAID or running
softupdates, in most circumstances.


Ted Mittelstaedt                      tedm@toybox.placo.com
Author of:          The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide
Book website:         http://www.freebsd-corp-net-guide.com



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