Linux and Solaris filesystems comparison

This is my attempt to cut through the hype and uncertainty to find a storage subsystem that works. I compared XFS and EXT4 under Linux with ZFS under OpenSolaris. The machine is a 2200MHz Athlon 64 with 1GB of memory and 8 400GB disks attached to an Areca ARC-1220 SATA controller. Linux is 2.6.22.5 and OpenSolaris is 5.11 snv_70 “Nevada”.

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Stefan Durand

My name is Stefan, I'm the admin of LinuxScrew. I am a full-time Linux/Unix sysadmin, a hobby Python programmer, and a part-time blogger. I post useful guides, tips, and tutorials on common Linux and Programming issues. Feel free to reach out in the comment section.

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