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Re: XFS module for RHEL4

To: Robin Humble <rjh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS module for RHEL4
From: Chris Wedgwood <cw@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 02:06:41 -0700
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, Wayne Steenburg <w.steenburg@xxxxxxxxxx>, sonny@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20050601061802.GB7359@lemming.cita.utoronto.ca>
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On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 02:18:02AM -0400, Robin Humble wrote:

> if you want 8k stacks as well (highly recommended for servers) then
> unfortunately it's not quite that simple. you need to stop some of
> the RedHat patches being applied

RH is aware of this and the next release will correct this

> as (for some unknown and possibly insane reason) RedHat removed the
> 8k stack option entirely...

I wasn't aware of that.  I'll ask next time I remember.

> OTOH, I run fc3 at home with the default kernel (4k stacks) and XFS
> and it's very stable. So for simple workloads and setups 4k stacks
> are usually fine.

XFS on most IDE/SCSI drives with RAID, dm, LVM, etc. should be OK.

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