[Samba] filesystem of choice?

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 06:13:17 MDT 2011

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 5:10 AM, Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com> wrote:
> On 6/27/2011 12:42 AM, Christ Schlacta wrote:
>> just requires some special consideration.  I still install through
>> apt-get install, and it works flawlessly.  it's much like a lot of
>> driver packages where you still have to compile them to make them work,
>> it just does it auto-magically.
> If these instructions are current
> http://zfsonlinux.org/spl-building-deb.html
> then you are portraying the process as being much simpler than it really is.
> The real power of ZFS is with very large JBODs, or multiples of same.
> When you state it works "flawlessly", how many disks are you talking
> about?  What features have you actually tested?
> Or do you simply have a single disk formatted with ZFS?  I'm guessing
> most folks here actually interested in ZFS aren't the single disk crowd,
> and want to know if ZFS Linux is working flawlessly with real storage.

I have been watching and testing zfs for a few years on linux. I have
not used the kernel module yet (still worried that development will
slow down at some time forcing me to be stuck on some old kernel
version) however the fuse module is now to a state that it is usable.
I am not using it in production at work however. Besides the
experimental nature of this project I believe there are still are a
few unacceptable design problems with zfs. One such problem is the
inability to move a dead drive out of a zpool without having to
recreate the pool. And then also the inability to expand a zfs raid
without having to add a new raid.


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