August 22nd, 2004, 15:34
Newbie to OBSD.

What would OBSD default FS to if I were to install OBSD 3.5 ?
Is it journalling FS such as ext3 or JFS on Linux?
What other file systems are native on BSDs especially OBSD?


August 22nd, 2004, 21:35
Open BSD uses the OpenBSD UFS. With BSD you are generally going to be dealing with UFS. As of OpenBSD 3.5, I think the file system did add some jounaling, but someone might want to verify that for me. I think that is what I read in the 3.5 release notes.

August 22nd, 2004, 21:56
Just dealing in terms of buzzwords, Im pretty sure all of the bsd's use softupdates instead of journaling, and theo has ragged on journaling filesystems... there was a link over at kernel trap:

Its a bit of the way down. happy reading.

October 9th, 2004, 16:01
Uh hah, while reading a link from this thread (, I found that OBSD uses FFS ( Unix Fast File System ) instead of Journals. Thanks for replies.

October 10th, 2004, 05:43
Now if they would update TCT to work with it, I'd be happy. I guess for some reason I was lead to believe that FFS did do journaling. Oh well.

October 10th, 2004, 08:43
i really like Softupdates..

the few times i had power fails, my OpenBSD boxes never had failures..
my linux boxes with ReiserFS always had massive errors, some had to be completely redone.


October 10th, 2004, 12:03
softupdates rock! You can even run softupfates now with raidframe on OpenBSD