>>> On Tue, 18 Jul 2006 21:20:44 -0400, Ming Zhang <mingz@xxxxxxxxxxx> said:
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mingz> when u say large parallel storage system, you mean
mingz> independent spindles right? but most people will have all
mingz> disks configured in one RAID5/6 and thus it is not
mingz> parallel any more.
As I was saying...
pg> Most of the reports about ''corruption'' are consequences
pg> of not being aware of what it was designed for, how it
pg> works and how it should be used...
mingz> [ .. ] example on what is an improper use?
pg> Well, this mailing list is full of them :-).
pg> But then I have seen people building RAIDs stuffing in a
pg> couple dozen drives from the same shipping box, [ ... ]
BTW as to these:
* A 64 bit system.
* With a large, parallel storage system.
* The block IO system handles all storage errors.
* With backups of the contents of the storage system.
I forgot a very essential one:
* With lots of RAM, size proportional to that of the largest filesystem.
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