"Digitar has been using Novell's SUSE Linux software on
its HP servers since it opened its doors. However, the company
tried the Linux storage subsystem a few years ago with
""At that time, we found the Linux storage subsystem to lack
reliability and the Linux Volume Manager (LVM) to be slow," said
Williams. "Back then, I wasn't familiar with OpenSolaris and I must
confess that I was anti-Solaris, as I had found it difficult to use
while at college. I preferred the Solaris kernel but believed Linux
to be more user-friendly."
"He had what he describes as a "flaky" array at that time, which
was spitting SCSI I/O errors. As Linux ignored them, this led to
lots of database corruption. The only reason Digitar even
considered OpenSolaris as an option was because Sun offered it for
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