I use Gentoo exclusively. It's definitely not for everyone, but I've used at
least a dozen distributions pretty heavily and have phased out using anything
else over the last few years. Not so much fun to install and you aren't going
to get commercial support like with RedHat, Suse, etc, but much easier to
maintain in the long run.
Senior Technology Specialist
Indiana University Libraries
From: linux-xfs-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of zwlu@xxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tue 5/3/2005 11:07 AM
Subject: Recommend XFS enabled Linux Distribution
Hi XFS gurus,
I am building a Linux based File server used mainly as user home directories.
These are mainly students who conduct research in computer graphics,
data analysis. Here are my hardware:
DELL Poweredge 2850 server with Apple Xserve Raid (~ 1.8 TB) with fibre
connection between the two.
I have installed RHEL4 (x86_64) and enabled XFS (by consulting
at the archive here). XFS appears to work okay, but I have not
tested the system heavily yet. I am a little bit of uncomfortable with the
fact that XFS is not officially supported on RHEL4. RHEL4 will stay on the
2.6.9 kernel for as long as they can, while the XFS patches will not make into
the Redhat kernel source there.
I am wondering what other people on this list is using currently. SUSE?
I also wonder if the Veritas Netbackup will work the distribution, right now
we are using Netbackup Data Center 4.5MP8 here.
Thank you very much for share your thoughts.
Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV)
UC Davis Phone: (530)-752-0494
Davis, CA 95616 Fax: (530)-752-8894