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Default softdep in fstab question

Do I need to use softdep with all my filesystems, as in
/dev/sd0j /usr/src ffs rw,nodev,nosuid,softdep 1 2
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Does enabling softdep make filesystem "journaling"?
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No. The FAQ summarizes the technology and links to additional information.

http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq14.html#SoftUpdates
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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_updates
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Comparison to journaling file systems

Neither journaling nor soft updates guarantees that no data will be lost, but they do make sure that the filesystem remains consistent.

An advantage of a file system with soft updates is that it can be mounted immediately after a crash, since there is no log replay.
This article has some references if you want to dive deeper into this subject
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