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 <firstname.lastname@example.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
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.