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Linux File System Fsck Testing -- The Results Are In

Feb 07, 2012, 01:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey Layton)

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"It has been a while since we started the fsck project to test fsck (file system check) times on Linux file systems. The lengthy delay in obtaining the results is due to the lack of hardware for testing. The original vendor could not spare the hardware for testing. A number of other vendors were contacted and due to various reasons none of them could provide the needed hardware for many, many months if at all. In the end, Henry used his diplomatic skills to save the day, persuading Data Direct Networks to help us out. Paul Carl and Randy Kreiser from DDN contacted me and agreed to provide remote access to the hardware (thank you, DDN!). Paul used a DDN SFA10K-X with 590 disks that are 450GB, 15,000 rpm SAS disks. He used a 128KB chunk size in the creation. From these disks he created a number of RAID-6 pools using an 8+2 configuration (8 data disks and 2 parity disks). "

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