Re: [Ocfs2-users] future of ocfs2

From: Jeremy Schneider <>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 13:18:58 -0600
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Sunil Mushran wrote:
> Your qs is not new. I have heard people speculate about ocfs2's future
> for many years now. First it was ASM. Now something else.

Thanks for the responses, everyone. These aren't new questions - of course - but they are persistent; and sometimes rumors about new features coupled with someone who "worked at Oracle at heard that ocfs2 had some problems" and a pinch of psychological bias (c.f. ) can prevail over reasonable dialog. :)

I've been pretty enthusiastic about ocfs ever since I contributed that little bugfix to ocfs1 years ago but I haven't been keeping up-to-date on recent ocfs2 developments. I didn't do any major deployments on ocfs while I was consulting (we generally deployed RAC with ASM and local-storage only) and the company I'm with now hasn't had any experience with it. And since there's a little internal resistance to this technology for the reasons outlined above, I need to sell it internally.

Thanks especially to Sunil for mentioning Suse and the RH Linux Cluster Group and to Joel for the point-by-point reply. Also thanks to Andrew, LS, Julio and Alan for the non-Oracle-Corp perspectives - I need to hear back from some people who don't work at Oracle. (The oracle-l list is great for that!)

It would also be helpful to hear if anyone has done wide deployments of OCFS. (How many systems do you have running it?) Or any other experiences/stories about working with ocfs2. I'm curious - how many people on the oracle-l list are running ocfs2?

Thanks again for all the feedback; I'll be sure to post an update later with some of the outcomes!


Jeremy Schneider
Chicago, IL

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