[Beowulf] Big storage

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Wed Apr 16 09:50:14 EDT 2008


On 16 Apr 2008, at 7:40 am, Chris Samuel wrote:
>
> ----- "Greg Lindahl" <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:
>
>> And, finally, this one makes you wonder how Linux storage works at
>> all:
>>
>> http://www.usenix.org/event/fast08/tech/full_papers/gunawi/gunawi.pdf
>
> Wow!
>
> It'd be interesting to see a recent follow up analysing
> how many issues have been fixed in the 2+ years since that
> rather elderly kernel (2.6.15.4 = 10th Feb 2006).

Given that they state in that paper that they performed the same  
analysis on a 2.4 kernel and the proportion of these errors was about  
the same, I would be willing to bet the answer to that question is  
"Not many, and there are probably plenty of new ones to counteract  
those which *have* been fixed"

Tim


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