> While we're on the subject, what is the *realistic* risk of running soft
> updates? My understanding is that it will enable corruption of the
> disk meta-data, but not the file data itself. Is this correct?
I think this has been fixed by now, but an *old* problem with
softupdates is that, IIRC, the system can panic if it runs out of disk
space. This is more of a problem that it first seems, as softupdates
can take something like up to a minute to free up newly-freed disk
space. I think the rule-of-thumb was to always insure that you have at
least twice as much maximum disk space free that your system uses up in
However, this was a LONG time ago, and I assume that it's since
been resolved (but I have not seen any mention of this). Hopefully,
someone with more knowledge will speak up.
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