[CentOS] Filers, filesystems, etc.

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Wed Nov 9 15:57:48 UTC 2005

On Wed, 9 Nov 2005 at 9:53am, Johnny Hughes wrote

> The 4k stack problem are a major issue with XFS.  I am working with
> someone at SGI to get some better code for our unsupported kernel, but
> that cods still has 4k stack issues.
> I tried, very unsuccessfully, to get a RH patched 2.6.9-22.0.1 kernel to
> compile with 8K stacks.
> To be honest, I would not use XFS in the CentOS kernel on a mission
> critical server.
> The code we will roll in from SGI will be similar to the latest release
> on SuSE, but (as I said) that has 4k stack issues too.
> I am sorry to say, ext3 is just the best and most stable bet.
> The kernel in CentOS plus will run XFS, ReiserFS, and JFS ... but only
> ext2/ext3 are really rated as production stable (or the others would be
> in the standard kernel).

Thanks a bunch for this update/summary.  It says a lot about someone when 
they're willing to offer such an honest opinion of their "baby".

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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