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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)."

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