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Am Mittwoch, 14. November 2001 03:05 schrieb Sean Elble:
> I'd have to recommend XFS for you . . . it supports the kernel
> mode NFS server very well, it supports LVM, an XFS file system
> can be enlarged (not reduced), and XFS has great quota support,
> just be sure you use a 3.0 or greater quota tools package. Why
> use XFS over Ext3 you ask? XFS is faster, and scales better,
> IMHO. Again just my opinion, but I hope that helps.
>

ACK.
We have built an 800 GB file server for a customer about three
month ago using XFS on a 3ware RAID.
The server performs great, even under heay load.
The only drawback is that group quotas were not yet supported then.
I don't know if this has changed yet, but it should be fairly easy
to find out..... :-)

cheers,
Robert

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>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Fedyk" <mfedyk@matchmail.com>
> To: "Brian" <hiryuu@envisiongames.net>
> Cc: "linux-kernel" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 8:53 PM
> Subject: Re: File server FS?
>
> > On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 05:03:34PM -0500, Brian wrote:
> > > We are about to build a fairly large (720GB) file server
> > > using Linux.
>
> No
>
> > > sane person would actually want to watch this thing fsck, but
> > > I've seen mixed reports about the functionality of the
> > > journaled FSes.
> >
> > Ext3!
> >
> > > Specifically, I need support for
> > > * KNFSD - it is a file server, afterall
> >
> > Yep
> >
> > > * LVM - For snapshots and to add space later
> >
> > Yep
> >
> > > * Resizing - See last point
> >
> > There are two utilities to resize ext2, which ext3 is except
> > for an additional file (journal) after umount.
> >
> > > * Quotas - Eventually, but we don't need it just yet
> >
> > A little tricky in Linus' kernel. Should be sorted out soon.
> >
> > > Which, if any, of the journaled FSes support these?
> > > Which one should I go with for a wide range of file and
> > > directory sizes?
> >
> > How many files in a single dir? Reiser is great for that, but
> > not so good for fragmentation after time on a 70% full or more
> > FS...
> >
> > There is indexing in development for ext2/3, but that'll be 2.5
> > work.
> >
> > Mike
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