[CentOS] XFS install issue

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Mon Jun 2 16:29:02 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2 Jun 2008 at 7:03am, Johnny Hughes wrote

> I would also not use XFS in production ... but that is just me.  If XFS was 
> production ready, it would be in RHEL.  Since it is turned on in Fedora and 
> since it is purposely turned off in RHEL, one can reasonably conclude that 
> the upstream people DO NOT THINK it is stable enough to use in production on 
> RHEL.  This is JUST my opinion :D

IIRC, RH's stated reason (stated on the mailing lists in the midst of 
folks clamoring for XFS' inclusion) for not having XFS turned on in RHEL 
is *not* that it's not production ready.  It's that they only have the 
resources (read: folks with knowledge in-depth enough to satisfy 
enterprise customers) to support 1 FS, and that's ext3.

Joshua Baker-LePain
QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin

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