[conspire] The practice of making ext4 a default needs to die an excruciating and gruesome death

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Aug 13 13:23:52 PDT 2012

Quoting Tony Godshall (togo at of.net):

> Peter Knaggs wrote:

> > Anyone else trying out ZFS?
> I have before and will again but I'm not actually using it anywhere
> right now.  I suspect my next run with zfs will be as part of a
> non-Linux Debian.

Nexenta, which I mentioned separately, is often described as being
almost/sort-of Debian on a non-Linux kernel.  (It's on an IlumOS
ex-Solaris foundation.)  I haven't tried it, but have heard good things
about it.  I suspect it has greater code maturity than the kFreeBSD
flavour of Debian does.

Specifically, what I'd probably do is have a Nexenta box dedicated to
being the network's big-storage box, but Linux or $OTHER_FAVOURITE_IX 
boxen for one's other substantive computing.

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