On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Lisa Muir <34.24.34 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 8:57 PM, Ivan Griffin <ivan at skynet.ie> wrote:
>>>> Apologies in advance for being slightly off-topic here, but it is vaguely
>> related to Linux.
>>>> I am interested in hearing if any other ILUGers have played at all with
>> OpenSolaris, and if so, what your impressions of it are - and particularly
>> have you hit any gotcha's in using it for a long-time Linux user.
>> Haven't touched it in quite a while, but lousy driver support has
> always been the main driver of solaris users to linux.
>>> Having installed it on an old PowerEdge as an experiment, I can honestly say
>> the PowerEdge/OpenSolaris combo will probably replace my Netgear/Infrant
>> ReadyNAS (Debian/SPARC box) as my primary fileserver.
>> Freenas.org is my choice for this, just for simplicity of solution and
> upgrades (change cd and reboot), but mine is a small environment which
> doesnt have performance or load issues.
>>> I am absolutely blown away by the design, feautres and functionality of ZFS
>> - for me, it is an absolute game changer,
The blog talks about solaris 10, not opensolaris. They're somewhat different
in terms of featureset and performance.
>> Apparently you need very beefy boxes to run zfs, something to do with
> every file being compressed in the filesystem. That kind of feature
> doesn't scale too well IMHO.
zfs has come a long way since one could make such a comment :)
running it on laptops for instance is now quite common.
Compression with zfs is only on when one wants it on. Its not on
(besides any modern desktop/laptop usually has plenty of idle
cpu, eg while me
typing this on a laptop.. little else running on the cpu(s)).
just a note or two, is all.
>>> and the sooner Linux gets
>> something comparable in btrfs the better!
>> You should take a look at GFS from RedHat.
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