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Re: How git performs when you throw all of Debian at it

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:14:25PM +0000, Luca Filipozzi wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:49:48PM +0200, Michael Stapelberg wrote:
> > Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org> writes:
> > > Wouldn't ZFS be a more natural way to do something like this?
> > Possibly, but I have zero hopes of getting it set up and supported by
> > DSA, so we can’t use it for this service.
> To address this specific thread, the challenge with ZFS is not that we don't
> like the idea (I'm keen on it, actually) but that it's not in the Linux kernel.
> We prefer to use stock Debian kernels than custom-built kernels or modules for
> our machines.
> Is there another filesystem (or another approach) that would improve
> performance?

Funny that you ask.  What's the usual competitor for ZFS?
btrfs is included in stock kernels, doesn't take massive amounts of memory,
and has a different approach to deduplication.

Recent kernels are needed only for race-free deduplication, "cp --reflink"
works in oldstable.


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