02 March 2011

My writing about filesystem in DataCenter Magazine 2/2011 issue

First of all, I thank God for the opportunity and trust He had given to me. Without His bless, I can't complete this article quick enough but still in good quality.

In 2/2011 issue of Data Center Magazine, I contribute an article that discusses about what filesystem really is, understanding several basic properties of filesystems and probably the most important one: how to choose the optimal filesystem for certain workload.

I welcome you to download, read and give me constructive feedback. As I am far from top notch technical writer level, feedback would allow me to enhance the quality and at the same time correct any possible errors.

PS: I owe a lot to Greg Freemyer for his inputs and critics on the early draft. He's one of the best file system expert I ever met!


Mulyadi Santosa.


Bumiga said...

Very interesting article, but how they can implement their recommendations with LVM volumes?

Sankar P said...

Nice Article. I liked it very much. Thanks a ton.

P.S: For some reason, I thought this article will explain about backingdeviceinfo but it didn't. I wont complain though :-)

Mulyadi Santosa said...

Hi all, thanks for all your replies so far.... my comments are below:

@ Bumiga:
well, LVM change the game a bit in my opinion. LVM will do somekind of device block address translation (think about extent-to-disk sector) and in some case, buffering (when you do snapshotting).

So, in order to get better speed, I think you better use simple fs like ext2 or ext3.

@ Sankar :
You welcome bro! :) Oh about backing device info, that needs further reading in my side...sorry to disappoint you in that matter.