[CentOS] 40TB File System Recommendations

Thu Apr 14 13:43:50 UTC 2011
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Apr 14, 2011, at 6:54 AM, John Jasen <jjasen at realityfailure.org> wrote:

> On 04/13/2011 09:04 PM, Ross Walker wrote:
>> On Apr 13, 2011, at 7:26 PM, John Jasen <jjasen at realityfailure.org> wrote:
> <snipped my stuff>
>> Every now and then I hear these XFS horror stories. They seem too impossible to believe.
>> Nothing breaks for absolutely no reason and failure to know where the breakage was shows that maybe there wasn't adequately skilled techinicians for the technology deployed.
> Waving your hands and insulting the people who went through XFS failures
> doesn't make me feel any better or make the problems not have occurred.
You are correct it came across as rude and condescending, I apologize.

It was a knee jerk reaction that came from reading many such posts that XFS is no good because it caused X where X came about because people didn't know how to implement XFS safely or correctly.

Of course I'm not trying to make any legitimately bad experiences any less legitimate. We all have them, and over a long enough period of time, with most file systems.

> I would presume that we were lucky enough to have technicians on-site
> skilled enough to track the problems down to XFS itself.

Yes, it is always better to catch these through testing then in production.