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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."

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