[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use
alaric at metrocast.net
Thu May 6 08:14:30 CDT 2010
On 05/06/10 09:06, Mark Brown wrote:
> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> It's nearly as fun to watch the old farts on this list bitch about Linux
>> and how it's not "production capable" as it is to listen to from people
>> at work.
> I'm 38, I'm not old! :-)
> Agreed Linux is fine as a general purpose server, but without a
> filesystem like ZFS, it's still in the dark ages.
Depends what you're using it for. A Linux box on JFS makes a perfectly
fine server for mail, web, DNS...
I will unhesitatingly agree that ZFS is Teh New Hawtness, and is THE
filesystem to have on a storage server. (Well, it's more than a
filesystem, but you know what I mean.) I love it. But there's plenty
of jobs that can be done perfectly well without it. Right now, every
Linux box in the house is built on JFS, and I can't really see myself
ever going back to ext*.
> Had Sun releasesed ZFS as GPL.... I may have become a penguin fanboy.
Well, when it's eventually production-ready, btrfs is *INTENDED* to
offer much the same functionality. We'll see whether that actually
happens. I never drank the ReiserFS Kool-Aid; for starters, I know too
many people first-hand who had Reiser filesystems crash.
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