[rescue] Oracle making just a little harder to keep old machines in use

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Fri May 7 09:22:13 CDT 2010

On 05/07/10 10:02, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>> XFS on Linux is stable and reasonably current (though not as current as ZFS),
>> and it's pretty fast, my bottleneck is hardware rather than the FS (though
> Place I used to work ran XFS and RedHat. They couldn't wait to get rid of 
> it.

Red Hat or XFS?  And if XFS, out of curiosity, what were the problems?

About all I recall having heard about XFS compared to other filesystems
is that it's optimized for sustained streaming reads and great for
things like video, but deletes are very slow compared to most other
filesystems (though not as slow or as demanding of CPU as Reiser).

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