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      It’s been 1.5 decade since I actively used NetBSD, but

      You can choose the “log” option from install. This is the journaling option for FFS on NetBSD. On OpenBSD, it is called “softdep”.

      this is incorrect. log enables metadata journaling [1], whereas softdeps enables soft updates [2]. NetBSD used to support soft updates, but apparently this functionality was removed in NetBSD 6.0.

      [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journaling_file_system [2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_updates

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        I did point it out but the author seemed unconvinced that they are not equivalent:


        In general, the article barely scratches the service. This is quite surprising as the author had used both OSes in the past:

        I use to use NetBSD quite a lot. From 2.0 to 6.99. But for some reasons, I stopped using it about 2012, in favor of OpenBSD.

        If you’re an OpenBSD user, surely security is important to you, if nothing else.

        So that was it. I didn’t spend more than 30 minutes of [sic] it. […]


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      This reads like both a comparison and usability study. NetBSD developers reading this should be able to fix some of this easily. Others I don’t know. The author at least illustrates an easier way to do it in another BSD. This article set a good example for comparisons.