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XFS: the filesystem of the future?

XFS: the filesystem of the future?

Posted Jan 23, 2012 15:36 UTC (Mon) by cruff (subscriber, #7201)
In reply to: XFS: the filesystem of the future? by rfunk
Parent article: XFS: the filesystem of the future?

I successfully ran 100 TB of XFS file systems under Irix for years without any data loss as the disk cache for the NCAR Mass Store. The performance was great with the middle of the road RAID hardware that we could afford. Of course, that wasn't Linux, so YMMV. :-)


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XFS: the filesystem of the future?

Posted Jan 23, 2012 15:52 UTC (Mon) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054) [Link]

Yeah, I used XFS on Irix for a while before it came to Linux, which is why I used to trust it.

One issue, however, was that XFS was designed with server room assumptions. So when I used it in a Linux desktop context, with a less-reliable power supply, bad things happened. One of those bad things was losing an entire filesystem once; another was the zeroed files that people have mentioned.

Of course this was probably around 2005, so I wouldn't be surprised if it's improved since then, but I'm also not going to assume that it has.


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