[OpenAFS] Overview? Linux filesystem choices

Richard Brittain Richard.Brittain@dartmouth.edu
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:57:13 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Jeff Blaine wrote:

> We're considering ditching our Sun boxes with vice
> partitions on ZFS :(
> What's the tried-and-true production-quality Linux
> equivalent?  Anything?  Last I read, nothing.

We are about to bring up a new fileserver with ext4.  We've been running 
ext4 for several months in non-AFS production boxes and were very happy 
with the performance - measurably faster than ext3 for large file i/o.

I'm a bit surprised nobody else has admitted to using ext4 for their 
/vicep*, but at least nobody has reported problems with it either.

Richard Brittain,  Research Computing Group,
                    Kiewit Computing Services, 6224 Baker/Berry Library
                    Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755
Richard.Brittain@dartmouth.edu 6-2085