Linux File System -- Analyzing the Fsck Test Results
Mar 13, 2012, 17:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeffrey Layton)
[ Thanks to Amy Newman for this link.
"The Linux file system fsck test results article generated some
comments and discussions that are addressed in this article.
However, before we do so, let's review the reason for the testing
and what we hoped to learn from it.
"Almost a year ago, Henry Newman and I had a wonderful Cuban
dinner and started talking about file systems and storage
technology, particularly in Linux. We both want to see the Linux
community succeed and thrive, but some of the signs of that
happening were not very encouraging at the time. The officially
supported file system limits from Red Hat were fairly small, with
100TB being the largest file system supported. We also talked about
some of the possible issues and thought that one possible reason
for the limitation was metadata scaling issues, particularly the
amount of need time to complete a file system check (fsck)."