I'm about to put together a low-end 3.2TiB fileserver for archival
purposes. It will not be hit heavy and will mostly house backup archives
/ etc. The heaviest use scenario would be two NFS clients writing
multi-GB files and two CIFS (samba) clients reading different multi-GB
files. Since not *all* files are large files (maybe a couple million
smaller 4k-100k files) I don't want to use ext3. I do, however, want
a single filesystem (LVM has been...annoying in the past [performance,
etc]). XFS seems like the perfect option, but I'm concerned by the
research I've done on the 4k stack size issue.
I think we already talked on IRC, but for posterity, I mentioned using SLES9
instead of RHEL4 for this application, because it already has tested xfs
support, and it does not have the 4k stack issue.