[OpenAFS] Overview? Linux filesystem choices
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:00:03 -0400
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 12:49:59PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Jeff Blaine <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Barring an equivalent, what Linux setup...
> > a) seems most stable
> > b) is fsck-less
> > Even quick grunt responses are appreciated.
> We use ext3. It isn't the fastest or the most featureful, but it's the
> core file system that everyone uses on Linux and for us it's been rock
> solid. You're the least likely to run into strange problems.
We (umich.edu) also use ext3. We randomly run into issues where
the filesystem half-thinks that things that should be files are
directories, which, when this happens on a vice paritition, leads
to interesting problems.
Other co-workers (some of whom I believe are on this list) follow
this more, but I think our strategy has been to keep on top of any
kernel issues and the corresponding userspace tools for dealing with
ext filesystems and see what those do. I have no idea why we tend
to run into this with not-frequent-but-too-often-for-me regularity.
That said, I'm not sure what else we'd even consider running on
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