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Ext-3 on Alpha - experience sought...


> [...]
> I don't know who made them, I'm borrowing them for a while from a Network
> Appliance box, so they all report themselves at NetAPP disks, though I'm
> guessing NetAPP didn't really make them (as another note I have the array
> setup with ext3, and so far things are going well).

this sounds interesting. Want to share some experiences regarding Ext-3 on Alphas ?
Specifically, do you:
- use journalling
- use it on a SMP box

And further, did  you try to test the journalling ( like turning off the machine in the middle
of some disk-ops and restart it to see what happens ) ? Do you use large files ( >2Gbytes ) ?
Is your Ext-3 under heavy load ?

I'm planning on using Ext-3 on my UP2000 with kernel 2.4.1, as soon as I receive some
positive news. I know of ReiserFS, but currently, it's not an option for me.
The disks will be IDE drives with a little IDE to SCSI converter, to make them look like
normal SCSI drives ( 80 Gig IDE drives are sooo much cheaper ;-)

I *really* want some rock-solid journalling FS and I hope, it's going to be Ext-3, since it
looks the most convincing of the current projects to me.

Excuse: I know, this is not a debian/alpha issue, strictly speaking, but IMHO, this might
be of interest for a lot of debian/alpha users.
Sorry, if this mail is of annoyance to anybody on this list - this was not intended.


Thomas Weyergraf                                                kirk@colinet.de
My Favorite IA64 Opcode-guess ( see arch/ia64/lib/memset.S )
"br.ret.spnt.few" - got back from getting beer, did not spend a lot.

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