[OpenAFS] ZFS-on-Linux on production fileservers?

Coy Hile Coy.Hile@COYHILE.COM
Sat, 5 Oct 2013 20:13:22 +0000

Along the same lines, is anybody using any of the Illumos distributions? =
=A0Personally, I'm working on rolling my own SmartOS build that has the AFS=
 kernel module installed so that VMs could be AFS fileservers or clients. (=
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the AFS kernel module is required only for the=
 clients and the fileservers, right? If I host is only an AFS dbserver, it =
has no requirement for the kernel module to be loaded, does it?=0A=
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4, 2013 at 10:31:47AM -0400 Quoting Jeff Blaine (jblaine@kickflop.net):=0A=
> [ For those running ext3/ext4, a question further down for you as ]=0A=
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> We're still a 100% Solaris + ZFS file server shop. We're EOLing=0A=
> our Sun SPARC hardware (with tears in our eyes) this year.=0A=
> Before we spend a significant amount of time evaluating this, I=0A=
> figured I'd ask first. Any brief response would be greatly appre-=0A=
> ciated. The generously longer the better :)=0A=
> * Are you using ZFS-on-Linux in production for file servers?=0A=
> * If not, and you looked into it, what stopped you?=0A=
> * If you are, how is it working out for you?=0A=
> ext3/ext4 people: What is your fsck strategy?=0A=
I'd second the question about FreeBSD that was asked earlier. My=0A=
personal cell runs vicep* on ZFS, 4 zmirrored 2TB SATA drives on an old=0A=
Dell 2950 with 8G RAM. I also iSCSI share a few devices (around a TB,=0A=
mail spool, backup spool, and scratch partition) from it. I'm very=0A=
happy. Rock solid; as good as Solaris on X86 but Larry does not even=0A=
get credit. Performance-wise, perhaps not super hot, but enough.=0A=
The only important part is that you MUST NOT have a 32-bit kernel. Now,=0A=
today, that probably is the default.=0A=
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