[OpenAFS] Overview? Linux filesystem choices

David Boyes dboyes@sinenomine.net
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:51:49 -0500

> > 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.

It (ext4) is faster, but still has some pretty significant integrity proble=
ms at very high I/O rates.
It's buffer management code is also pretty spotty. Doesn't hurt much in ded=
icated machines, but sucks rocks in virtual machines.=20