[CentOS] Calling All FS Fanatics

Feizhou feizhou at graffiti.net
Thu Oct 5 04:40:50 UTC 2006

>> Run XFS without write caching and you should be safe. Are you creating 
>> thousands of files?
> The main stress on this system will be as a media server (mythtv and 
> some other things.) So, no, files will be fewer and larger. Are you 
> talking about write caching on the 3Ware? As I said, without it the 
> system become unresponsive during large writes.

XFS is the best for long concurrent writes...so if you are not too 
concerned about losing data in a crash (or get battery power backup for 
your 3ware cards and the more cache for your card you have the better) 
but do you also expect a lot of reading while during your writes? Then 
jfs might be better.

See http://untroubled.org/benchmarking/2004-04/2.6.5-gentoo/

You can also use the framework at 
http://untroubled.org/benchmarking/2004-04/fsbench.tar.gz and customize 
it for your own testing.

Main site for that is http://untroubled.org/benchmarking/2004-04/

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