[Bioclusters] Large numbers of files (again...?)

elijah wright bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Wed, 28 Jan 2004 10:12:16 -0600 (CST)

> >   If it is a chore to have them switch, then the hashing function is a
> > much better choice.  I am not so sure about trusting real data to
> > Reiser, I have been (badly) burned by it in the past.
> I know Reiser and xfs are still very new.

not really - reiser has been available for quite a good while now.  (~4
years?)  xfs and jfs are about the same age, but were more of a pain to
patch into the kernel and install...

> I guess switch involves reformatting disks? Actually we have a large
> storage space yet to come 'on line'. It might be a good chance to try
> xfs.