5 TB server

Karl Vogel vogelke+software at pobox.com
Fri Nov 28 13:55:50 PST 2008

>> On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 14:45:31 -0500,
>> I spewed something along the lines of:

K> In my experience, completely new filesystems or operating systems need at
K> least 5 years in the field to weed out all the weird corner-cases.  I might
K> trust ZFS on Sun hardware (*with* vendor support) at this point, but I'd
K> wait awhile before trying it on anything else.

>> On Fri, 28 Nov 2008 21:28:51 +0100, 
>> Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> said:

W> if it will ever be good filesystem, it will be no longer ZFS. just the
W> ideas is in big part wrong.

   I'm not trying to start a religious war, but at least one idea in ZFS is
   worth its weight in platinum: end-to-end file-integrity checks.  ZFS can
   (and does) find and correct file errors introduced by disk firmware and
   media problems.  With the sheer volume of stuff being stored these days,
   that capability (in any filesystem) is going to be crucial.

Karl Vogel                      I don't speak for the USAF or my company

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