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Re: Shared Devices with XFS

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Shared Devices with XFS
From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 02:56:47 +0200
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <40B7A35F.9010409@xfs.org> (Steve Lord's message of "Fri, 28 May 2004 15:38:55 -0500")
References: <40B5D5CB.7020702@opticalart.de> <40B5D903.4050601@xfs.org> <40B5E594.1000605@opticalart.de> <1085774867.518.11.camel@david.internal.norcrossgroup.com> <40B7A35F.9010409@xfs.org>
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Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx> writes:
>
> There are also other commercial offerings available on Linux, which
> unlike CXFS do not require an SGI metdata server and will run on
> fairly generic hardware. Still fairly spendy though.

There's also GFS/XFS, which is basically NFS with direct access
to an XFS block device for data. It's included in the NEC IA64 linux 
kernel, but not very generic (e.g. bypasses the normal linux block device
layers and only works on SCSI) 

-Andi


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