[OpenAFS] Linux ext4 vicep and cache support?

Stephan Wiesand stephan.wiesand@desy.de
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:11:19 +0100

On Jan 25, 2012, at 15:38 , John W. Sopko Jr. wrote:

> Is it safe to use ext4 for /vicep partitions?
> The install docs do not mention file system type
> requirements.

I think there are none [that wouldn't be met by any common linux =

The bottleneck on OpenAFS file servers running on current hardware is =
typically not the backend filesystem. I'd use the one you trust most not =
to trash your data.

> In the past we had issues with ext4 as a client cache partitions
> and continue to use ext3, has anything changed?

Yes, with 1.6. We're using ext4 on all our EL6 clients, and haven't =
observed any issues.

Stephan Wiesand
Platanenenallee 6
15738 Zeuthen, Germany