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"Personally I would only use ZFS, NetApp or something similar that does a lot of media
scrubbing, sector checksumming etc, in addition to basic RAID."
Would that not be an admission of defeat for Linux?
Posted Mar 20, 2008 22:29 UTC (Thu) by Cato (subscriber, #7643)
Yes, it means I could only use Linux currently for storage if I went for ZFS/FUSE. This is a
significant weakness in the Linux story - perhaps btrfs will go some way to fixing this, but
overall it seems that Linux RAID and associated sector-checksumming filesystems are a long way
behind where it needs to be.
I don't think this stuff is particularly hard to do, but it does require some focused work on
btrfs and on RAID improvements, and there are patent risks due to the Sun/NetApp patent
lawsuits, of course.
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