[CentOS] Calling All FS Fanatics

Thu Oct 5 04:22:47 UTC 2006
Feizhou <feizhou at graffiti.net>

Debbie Tropiano wrote:
> Steve -
> On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 10:24:57AM -0500, Steve Bergman wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 10:14 -0500, Debbie Tropiano wrote:
>>> Kirk -
>>> I've not been following ReiserFS for a long time, but the last time I worked
>>> with it (several years ago) we ran into problems with file corruption.  It
>>> may be that they have all been fixed, but I'd look into that as well.
>> Makes one wonder if Linux is reasonably usable with 3ware. ;-)
> I think you may have intended to snip out something else ...
> The ReiserFS work that I did was with different HW and didn't include any
> 3ware RAID cards (IIRC it was a Dell RAID but that was quite a while back).

I guess that was before 2.4.18? reiserfs suffered from being out of sync 
with vfs code before 2.4.18.

> But we've had good stability issues with EXT3 on 3ware cards with RAID 5
> once we upgraded our oldest card to the 9000 series.  Since ours are
> production systems, we prioritized stability over performance and have
> been satisfied.  We are now revisiting other FS types (XFS especially)
> but still need the stability.  I'm interested in what happens for us.

write cache off :P

> Debbie "who's probably gone OT since our fileservers are running FC2 & 3"

Nah. These issues are across the board...even the i/o schedulers are 
same across FC2/3 and Centos 4/RHEL 4.