bryan.sant at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 11:32:14 MDT 2007
On 6/4/07, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:
> I have a file server with 12 TB on ZFS, and it's nice and all, but we're
> having some significant performance issues. Sun assures us they can
> help us tune it, so we'll see.
> My personal opinion on Sun and ZFS is souring over time, and at this
> present moment, I think Linux and LVM + XFS probably is good enough for
> most people.
Huh, good to know. I've never used ZFS. I'm in the camp of persons
who use LVM + EXT3. I just thought the demo looked cool and was
hopeful that ZFS was going to raise the bar for future file systems.
> Growing pools of storage, and snapshots are some of ZFS's killer
> features. You can do this, somewhat less efficiently, on LVM and XFS
> (or even ext3). At this point, the jury is out. Certainly Solaris
> itself is one of the most arcane and esoteric OS's I have ever used.
> GNU helps, once I add 4 different bin folders to my path. Sigh.
Ya, the bin fold issue isn't the biggest for me. It's the lame
package management. Solaris needs to take a lesson from Linux and get
this right. In the mean time there is Nexenta (gnusolaris.org) --
think Ubuntu with a Solaris kernel.
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