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XFS: the filesystem of the future?

XFS: the filesystem of the future?

Posted Feb 7, 2012 0:22 UTC (Tue) by ArbitraryConstant (guest, #42725)
In reply to: XFS: the filesystem of the future? by dgc
Parent article: XFS: the filesystem of the future?

> Your problem is poster-child case for why you should use thin provisioning.

hm... It doesn't seem consistent to talk about how xfs is well suited to inexpensive servers, but then require features not available from inexpensive servers for important functionality.


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XFS: the filesystem of the future?

Posted Feb 7, 2012 3:22 UTC (Tue) by dgc (subscriber, #6611) [Link]

> hm... It doesn't seem consistent to talk about how xfs is well
> suited to inexpensive servers, but then require features not
> available from inexpensive servers for important functionality.

Thin provisioning is available to any linux system via the Device Mapper module dm-thinp. You don't need storage hardware that supports this functionality any more - all recent kernels support it.

Dave.

XFS: the filesystem of the future?

Posted Feb 7, 2012 3:40 UTC (Tue) by ArbitraryConstant (guest, #42725) [Link]

Interesting - that's a very useful feature! Thanks


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