On 10/1/18 3:22 PM, Matthew Miller wrote:
I'm about to buy a new desktop PC. (I want a system with AMD open
graphics.) Because, hey, big case, I've got the ability to put in multiple
disks. Soooo, I was thinking maybe I'd play with stratis, because dogfood
and all that. This leads me to some naive questions:
* Can I boot to stratis? That is, / on stratis? Or do I need a basic system
and then use stratis for data volumes like /home, /srv?
Yeah, putting / on Stratis really requires installer (Anaconda) support.
(Putting /boot on Stratis is even more work... maybe someday.) Tony says
he's resolved the issues on the Stratis side, so if you wanted to...
shell out during the installation process to set up Stratis..?? and
proceed, that should be theoretically possible...
Tony, any tips?
* I see the new version allow a cache disk. Is two mirrored spinning
disks and a SSD cache a reasonable setup for general use?
Yep. Note that Stratis doesn't manage RAID (yet), although it doesn't
mind sitting on top of a mdraid dev, if you need redundancy.
I guess even if the answer to the first question is "no", I
could, say, use
20GB of an SSD for / and /usr and make the rest a stratis cache?
And /boot? Yes.
You're ahead of the game, though. I was just going to start dogfooding
Stratis with a 4 drive enclosure hooked up to my NUC later this week.