ZFS honesty

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko alex.kovalenko at verizon.net
Sun Jan 6 17:04:54 PST 2008

On Sun, 2008-01-06 at 22:58 +0000, 韓家標 Bill Hacker wrote:
> None are perfect. But ZFS is just *too* new. And not just on *BSD.
> If IBM had not already had GPFS, Sun might never even have 'invented' ZFS.
Could you by any chance elaborate -- from the information available to
me, I did not get an impression that ZFS is the cluster-aware filesystem
or will ever be one. OTOH that's all GPFS is.

> The 'other' ones with the longest 'history' - where known-problems have knwon 
> avoidance/workaround, may well be XFS and JFS. Heavy-lifters iwht commercial 
> track-records, both.
> Not to mention UFS...
> I'm still in the practice of 'slicing' into 50 GB or so - 100GB max - no matter 
> *what* the drive size is.
OT: As someone, who has ~10TB of compressed high-fidelity documents in
production (AIX/JFS2), I can tell you that this approach will only take
you so far ;) I am up to 800GB filesystems by now.

> So where's the 'beef'?
> Half-terabyte *files*?  I surely hope not..
Not any better then 200 x 50GB filesystems ;)

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko

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