Linux File Systems Plagued by Scalability Limits
Jun 04, 2011, 09:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Newman)
[ Thanks to Amy Newman for this link.
"We already know there will be a number of naysayers, so let's
answer some of your comments upfront (the proverbial "pre-emptive
strike" as it were). A first possible comment is, "why do guys need
any stinking support, just download and go debug yourself? You know
how." That might be true, but the fact of the matter is, it is not
about us -- it is about the market reality in business today (and
remember, we are both proponents of Linux, and Jeff writes a weekly
article series about Linux and storage).
"A second possible response is, "you guys are stupid and should
not want file systems that big." Our response to this is that the
reason you tell us not want these big file system is because they
do not scale. We want them and our customers want them. When an
eight-drive NAS must be broken into multiple file systems, I think
we have a broken file system development and support model."