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Re: XFS and RAID5

To: Ed McKenzie <eem12@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Robin Humble <rjh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS and RAID5
From: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 15:21:12 +0200
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At 08:56 18-6-2001 -0400, Ed McKenzie wrote:

On Mon, Jun 18, 2001 at 03:55:36PM +1000, Robin Humble wrote:
> Hopefuly we'll be firing up a NFS + software RAID5 + gigabit ethernet
> box within the next couple of weeks, and expect that XFS will be the
> only valid choice for such a filesystem. Especially as we're at the
> large end of file sizes - I expect all writes to be >= 4G.

Note that ext2 and reiserfs also support >2G files on x86 running 2.4
and proper glibc -- see http://www.suse.de/~aj/linux_lfs.html.

This is over NFS. ReiserFS is somewhat unproven with respect to NFS and ext2 has long fsck times.

(Not that those would be _better_ choices, but XFS is hardly "the only
valid choice" :)

Better is arguable and a personal preference.


Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.

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