[CentOS] Calling All FS Fanatics
pegasus at nerv.eu.org
Wed Oct 4 12:53:35 UTC 2006
On Wed, 04 Oct 2006 10:58:27 +0800
Feizhou <feizhou at graffiti.net> wrote:
> Then there is their dependence on properly working hardware. Recently
> they have been talking about making reisefs more robust to hardware
> faults. So if your disk starts acting up, you might lose data or even
> your whole filesystem...
There was a nice paper published recently (at OLS or maybe I got the link from one of OLS presentations) about an "iron ext3", ext3 modified to withstand various data corruptions caused possibly by hardware failures. In there is also a nice table with comparisons on how different linux file systems stand up to those corruptions:
Very good reading to anyone who's concerned about digital data storage.
Also, for discussion about cheap storage there's a mailing list called "linux-ide-arrays":
Subscribe at http://lists.math.uh.edu/cgi-bin/mj_wwwusr
But remember ... "Cheap, fast, reliable. Pick any two, you can't have all three" ... is even more true for storage than for anything else ;)
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