Re: Increasing limit on SCSI hard drives

Allanah Myles (
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 11:29:04 -0400

On 1998.07.31, Al Brass <> wrote:
> Dear Allanah,

Please, call me Dossy.

> Yes, I think a journaling file system for Linux would be a VERY good
> idea - personally, I'm fed up of having a disk check (fsck) every time
> I get a crash (ie, when I haven't shutdown cleanly - that's me, Mr
> dirty shutdown, always locking up in X, and who knows what... You
> just CAN'T get the staff these days).

Well, clearly your dirty shutdown habits are an issue that you need
to deal with. What the real issue is here is when your system
crashes unexpectedly, and a production server is out of commission
for *hours* while it fsck's large disk arrays. This can be very
problematic in an environment where 24x7 uptime/reliability is
a requirement.

> Seriously... IMHO, Linux has alot to learn from NT in this respect.
> Hopefully, someone, somewhere (in Summer time...) will have the time
> and where-with-all to develop something similar to NTFS for Linux.

> Until then, I'll wait for Leonard's driver for the Mylex RAID cards
> (and where's the romance in that, I ask you?).

Speaking of which - does someone have a hardware compatibility list of
hardware RAID solutions supported under Linux?

> P.S. Your personal web site is unusual to me - is it customary to be so forth-
> right on-line where you exist? Perhaps so, but your mentioning the VIC-20
> brought back memories.... Plus ca change, plus la meme, non?

My personal website is a vague reflection of who I am, although it's now
about 3 years out of date. So, it's not quite accurate anymore, but it
was at some point in time.


    Now I'm who I want to be, where I want to be, doing what I've always said I
    would and yet I feel I haven't won at all...      (Aug 9, 95: Goodbye, JG.)
"You should change your .sig; not that the world revolves around me." -s. sadie

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