Does anyone actually use XFS for serious file-serving? (yes, I run it
on my desktop at home and I don't have problems there - such reports are
not really relevant).
Yes, many do, see http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/xfs_users.html
We're running (for three years now) a busy campus mail server (~200K
deliveries/day) which also serves user homes (w/quota) via NFS, NIS,
LDAP, POP, IMAP, etc. We run 2.4.22 +
snapshot-xfs-2.4.22-2003-09-03_04:09_UTC in production (8-way P3 xeon,
8.5G, ~500G HW RAID) and are currently testing 22.214.171.124 on a large-ish
Is anyone actually maintaining/bugfixing XFS? Yes, I know the
MAINTAINERS file, but I am a little bit confused here - seeing that
trivial-to-trigger bugs that crash the system and have simple fixes,
have not been fixed in current mainline kernels.
Yes, the Linux XFS people at SGI are actively developing/maintaining
XFS with contributions from kernel developers and others.