[CentOS] 3ware cards and new firmware in 9.4.1 codeset

Mon Apr 9 15:51:42 UTC 2007
Michael Watters <wattersm at liquidweb.com>

Scott Silva wrote:
> I just saw the following in the release notes for the new firmware for the
> later 3ware cards;
> Improved CIFS performance
> The firmware has been tuned to greatly increase performance with CIFS (Common
> Internet File System) protocol. However, this has resulted in performance with
> the Linux ext3 file system that is slower than earlier releases. We recommend
> that you use other Linux file systems, such as XFS.
> So it looks like ext3 performance would be worse. What are they thinking?
> They are going to drive linux people away.
Wow, that's stupid.  I guess we'll be switching to Adaptec cards...