[nycbug-talk] BSD gfs/qfs alternatives

Peter Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Thu Jun 14 12:36:54 EDT 2007

> Hello,
> what are *BSD alternatives for global file system(RH) and sun's qfs?
> thanks,

sure!  isilon systems makes an appliance that is based on FreeBSD and uses
a global filesystem to stripe data between nodes in the cluster:


you get excellent read performance, writes - not so much...

although i suspect you are looking for a more DYI approach ;)  i am yet to
see a decent OSS implementation of a high performance global filesystem -
we've done some R&D work on RHEL's GFS2, and it's not anywhere close to
being there yet in terms of production use.

the foundation is there in FreeBSD to do something like this using GEOM -
and zfs has also made it into 7.x as well, so depending on your needs
there may be some steam growing behind this in the future....


Peter Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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