[CentOS] xfs, inode64, and NFS
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Wed Mar 7 14:46:29 EST 2012
On 03/07/12 11:27 AM, Warren Young wrote:
> Why do those embedded systems have to see a whole 74 TB storage midden?
> Why not slice off a 1 TB or so LVM slice for them?
LVM management blows chunks. each of these arrays (we have dozens of
these 74TiB storage servers) will end up nearly filled up. trying to
manage 74 separate 1TiB file systems or even 10 separate 7TiB systems,
and figuring out where there's freespace? no thanks. there's 1000s
of those clients writing files to this archival storage, and the goal is
to fill up the storage.
the operations folks at these production sites were using Solaris w/ ZFS
for this in the previous (smaller) incarnation.
one solution proposed by a field site is to use SMB instead of NFS, as
it doesn't seem to have these issues. I personally find SMB for
(l)Unix to (l)Unix distasteful.
john r pierce N 37, W 122
santa cruz ca mid-left coast
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