[OpenAFS] zfs File system

Robert Banz rob@nofocus.org
Mon, 21 Apr 2008 13:18:34 -0700

On Apr 21, 2008, at 1:10 PM, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Robert Banz <rob@nofocus.org> writes:
>> Well, the issue was if you're using it on a server, and using what  
>> a lot
>> of people still consider the default (the inode fileserver),  
>> apocalyptic
>> dataloss may occur.
> Oh, right, I completely forgot about that.
>> I would say that in addition to recommending people use logging  
>> with ufs
>> (or better, zfs!), that we should also push for deprecation of the  
>> inode
>> fileserver ;)
> I think it's generally a good idea to stick with one server  
> implementation
> on all platforms since that way everyone runs the same (tested)  
> code, but
> I seem to recall the migration from inode to namei is pretty heinous  
> (as
> in you probably can't do it in place and need to bring up another  
> server
> and move everything).

Nothing wrong with leaving the code in there, just don't make it the  

I get the feeling that someone with a large amount of data in inode  
form might have the impetus to write up a migration tool ;)