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Re: ext3 + xfs + jfs + reiser

To: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ext3 + xfs + jfs + reiser
From: Justin Coffey <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 11:16:04 -0700 (PDT)
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <1003774595.13566.42.camel@stout.americas.sgi.com>
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Very true.  I'll tell you what, we've actually just freed up similar
hardware to what we were using and I'll do a fresh install on it and take
another look.

The basic setup (though I can't remember driver versions) was an IBM
Netfinity 5500 using ServeRAID drivers running RedHat 7.0 with kernel
2.4.5.  We had it setup as RAID 0+1.  After successfully getting the array
up the first time, subsequent reboots resulted in the entire box seizing
after trying to mount the array.

And yes, we were bright enough to update RedHat 7.0 to a non broken
compiler.  I also think we updated glibc, but can't remember.

BTW the purpose of it all was to test a NAS-type solution for data

> Did you report any of these problems?  I don't see any other messages
> from you or your domain...  I'd be interested to know the details, as
> several people have been using XFS+RAID successfully.
> We can't fix problems if we don't know about them.  :)
> -Eric
> On Mon, 2001-10-22 at 12:56, Justin Coffey wrote:
> > I'm not sure I agree.  We tested smallish sized hardware raids with XFS
> > (albeit about 3 months ago) and had a devil of a time trying to get it
> > work correctly.  Generally, we just ran into the OS not being able to
> > mount the array, seizing and having to perform a hard reboot.  Now, I'm
> > all about fiddling and getting things to work, but for production, mission
> > critical data?  No thank you.  ReiserFS has worked flawlessly for us in
> > XFS's stead.
> -- 
> Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
> sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.

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