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Re: [Advocacy] Re: 3ware 9650 tips

To: "Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith@xxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Advocacy] Re: 3ware 9650 tips
From: "Simon Matter" <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 19:30:23 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: "Stuart Levy" <slevy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Joshua Baker-LePain" <jlb17@xxxxxxxx>, "David Chinner" <dgc@xxxxxxx>, "Justin Piszcz" <jpiszcz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Jon Collette" <jon@xxxxxxxxxx>, linux-ide-arrays@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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> [ I removed linux-raid, the only vgers list I posted to (who
> re-posted/responded to my post on linux-fsdevel anyway?), from this
> response. ]
>
> On Mon, 2007-07-16 at 12:34 -0500, Stuart Levy wrote:
>> So they support XFS in Fedora, but not in RHEL??
>> (I've been using Fedora...)
>
> Fedora ships support for all filesystems, and I believe has since Fedora
> Core 2 / kernel 2.6.  RHEL only ships with support for Ext3.
>
> There are various support issues with XFS that I, among others, feel
> could be quickly addressed if Red Hat took a keen interest in supporting
> XFS as a second, supplemental filesystem to Ext3.  I have gone on-record
> several times about this, although I've dropped the advocacy over the
> last few years and just "given up."  I honestly haven't kept up with the
> issues either (like issues with XFS and the 4G/4G kernel model and/or
> 4KiB stacks -- have they been addressed?).

I already wrote quite a long mail for this list yesterday but then decided
not to send it because I also gave up on the issue with RedHat. It has all
been said in the past years and it's still true: You can't compare
anything with XFS on Linux and the competitiors aren't sleeping (just
think ZFS for example). I know that XFS had and maybe still has some minor
issues - but, if RedHat decided to use XFS and put the same effort into it
like they did with Ext3, those problems would have gone long ago.
I'm a long time XFS user starting with RedHat 7.x, and I'm still using it
for choosen filesystem on RHEL3,4,5. I just don't want to live without
lvextend and xfs_growfs.

Simon


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