The new file systems:
Posted Nov 30, 2006 10:22 UTC (Thu) by mingo
In reply to: The new file systems:
Parent article: Kernel release status
I know a lot of people prefer OCFS2 to GFS, because of the simpler, more "Linux-like" design. Is this still the case with GFS2? I would like to request an LWN article with in depth comparisons of the two, for all our exciting cluster needs.
Here's the linecount of both of them:
GFS2: 26954 lines of code
+DLM: 11939 lines of code (generic lock manager)
= 38893 lines of code
ocfs2: 44952 lines of code (integrated lock manager)
So in that metric, GFS2 is simpler. It has also been cleaned up significantly and the code is very much "Linux-like".
In any case, more in-upstream-kernel filesystem competition is good and Linux can only win as a result :-)
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