Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:04 UTC, submitted by garyd
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ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

ZFS plays a major role in Solaris, of course, but beyond that, has it found other major homes? In fact, now that we're at it, how is Solaris doing anyway?

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RE[3]: Solaris is doing well
by Alfman on Sun 22nd Sep 2013 17:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Solaris is doing well"
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"So we all agree that Linux can not scale well, when it stops at 8-sockets?"

Absolutely not. You really shouldn't expect to convince others with this kind of logic. In the absence of evidence, I could say anything I wanted, but it doesn't make it true.

I can appreciate your opinion and insights, but you go too far when you try asserting things as fact when you admit that you haven't seen any data.

Here's a benchmark for postgre 9.2 that shows almost linear scaling up to 64 cores with linux 3.2. It's not solaris/oracle, but it does prove that linux can scale for well tuned databases (note the major bottleneck with postgre 9.1).


How would linux do on a 64 *socket* server, I don't know, but I'm sure as heck not going to state my prediction as a fact.

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