On 14 Sep 2008, at 22:15, Lisa Muir wrote:
> Haven't touched it in quite a while, but lousy driver support has
> always been the main driver of solaris users to linux.
Solaris driver support is getting better, though it probably still
doesn't support as many oddball devices as does Linux.
>http://scalability.org/?p=648>> 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.
You can choose the type of compression used on filesystems. ZFS's own,
(which is fast but not as good as gzip) or gzip (probably only in
OpenSolaris so far)
>> and the sooner Linux gets something comparable in btrfs the better!
>> You should take a look at GFS from RedHat.
Oh dear deity. They're not even in the same ballpark, and in fact it's
really not possible to compare them, as they are apples and oranges.
GFS is a shared disk file system for Linux computer clusters, and
shared disks for clusters is not what ZFS is about at all - though I
bet it is in use as the backend for that somewhere.
In my limited experience with GFS (I manage one site using several
systems in a Linux cluster using GFS) its performance is abysmal, with
write speeds of < 100 KB/s.
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