Walt Mankowski on 25 Sep 2011 18:45:04 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] October Speakers

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 09:31:13PM -0400, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Lee H. Marzke <lee@marzke.net> wrote:
> > Most vendors here are exploiting Sun's ZFS - which isn't available on Linux except running
> > in userland under Fuse - so the performance isn't adequate.
> All this talk of zfs makes me think that somebody needs to do a btrfs
> talk (no slight to zfs intended).  Sure, we've probably all heard a
> little about it, but I'd be interested in what makes it tick, what the
> challenges are, and where it is going.
> I've been VERY slowly slogging my way through the documentation.  I've
> messed around with it a little but it is still very beta-ish
> (especially for a filesystem), and right now it is limited to
> pseudo-raid1.
> However, the design is very interesting (but complex).  Things are
> very well abstracted which gives the filesystem a LOT of power.

I'd love to hear a talk on either zfs or btrfs.  I know hardly
anything about either file system.


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