[Ilugc] Best filesystem for home directories with quota
- From: karthik@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Karthik)
- Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 17:09:57 +0530
On Monday 02 February 2004 15:58, Arvind R. wrote:
Why are you reluctant to compile kernels? I almost never use a
distro-kernel and always have a source-tree ( on CD, mountable
when required ) so I can patch / test driver-modules.
I am running 2.6 kernel on my workstation for months. I dont want to have a
custom compiled kernel on the server becoz I dont want to mess up with it.
My workstation with 2.6.0 kernel, will completely hang if I press ctrl+alt+f1
from gui mode. I didnt have this problem in previous 2.6 test kernels and
they all use the same .config to compile. I am yet to resolve this issue.
For disk-based file access speed, have you considered 3/4-disk
raid on 3/4-ide ports - we are trying to promote the concept.
The speed improvement will be phenomenal compared to fiddling with
I am having a good scsi subsystem. Initially I planned for a 2 disk striped
raid for increasing speed. But the space requirements have grown so rapidly
that I couldnt go for raid.
Striping on IDE disks will improve speed, but what about data if one or more
of the disks crash. IDEs arent very fault tolerant, isnt it. Taking daily
backups is different, but even then striping on ide isnt ok for me. I am
quite comfortable with mirroring ide disks though. I am quite sceptical
about the long term stability of an ide disk. How about you? will you have
striping with ide on a critical server? SCSI is ok for critical data.
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