FWIW, I'm running XFS 1.3.1 on a 3Ware card, with mirrored 80GB WD drives.
I've run into absolutely no problems.
On Sun, 7 Dec 2003, Gaspar Bakos wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am about to build a system for data reduction, but before I do so, I
> thought of posting this in case anyone has useful hints (don't do that!,
> or be careful with...)
> It would be a dual xeon mobo + 3ware Escalade card + 4x250Gb (WD) disk,
> running most probably RH9.0 and kernel 2.4.22-xfs. I haven't decided yet
> about the arrangement of the 4x250Gb disks, but definitely there will be
> XFS on them. My possibilities are: (I need total space more than 500Gb)
> 1. JBOD, each disk one partition
> (drawback: I have to take care of not filling either of them)
> 2. RAID-0, one single 1Tb XFS partition
> 3. RAID-5
> Any advice would be welcome. I guess people have done this, and
> have experience. E.g.issues related to XFS when one disk
> fails, and has to be replaced. Or mkfs/xfs parameters ideal for mostly
> relatively big files (8Mb and 16Mb) accompanied with very small files
> (<1kB). Recovery issues: I saw xfs_check run out of memory on a single
> 120Gb partition after an unexpected power failure. 3Ware configuration
> issues that might be related to XFS, speed, efficiency.
> If the above ide, however, seems viable, just ignore this email.
> Being an astronomer, I am not that experienced with sw/hw issues...
> I was always wondering when people write "we have been testing XFS with
> 60Tb filesystems" (and other magic numbers) - how they do that?
> Best wishes
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