Was checking this out :
it's just a
little bit of Oracle marketing about how great OCFS2 is and how great
Oracle is for releasing it to the community.
But I was thinking what the point of OCFS2 is when we have GFS.
Mr Morton seems to like it but what are the advantages to GFS which is
seemingly been around longer?
The are both POSIX which is nice.
I'd really like to see a global file system that has implementations
on multiple platforms: this would be the disruptive technology that
would make iSCSI appealing. Once the iSCSI drivers firm up a bit, I'm
planning on setting up a storage server that runs GFS over iSCSI: this
ought to work well with the other Linux machines at home, but won't
work with the other machines in the menagerie -- running Windows, MacOS
X, and Solaris. (I'll probably need to run SAMBA and NFS for those guys.)
This is a lot to ask for.
People who are working on global file systems seem interested in the
high-end cluster market, not in the low-end NFS/CIFS/Appletalk killer
market. On the other hand, working up from the low-end might help get
the momentum that will vanquish the FC mafia at the high end. For
instance, I'm planning to build an NFS killer to evaluate GFS (and
maybe OCFS2) for use in a future cluster installation at work.