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RE: [Linux-cluster] Re: [Ocfs2-users] GFS2/OCFS2 scalability



> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com [mailto:linux-cluster-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Joel Becker
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 12:18 PM
> To: linux clustering
> Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Re: [Ocfs2-users] GFS2/OCFS2 scalability
>
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:39:23AM -0500, Jeff Sturm wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 12:46:07PM -0600, Jeff Macfarland wrote:
> > > > You *can* but I would use Oracle's filesystem tools for
> > > this. OCFS is not posix compliant and thus is not guaranteed
> > > to be compatible with tools that expect compliance.
> > >
> > >   Excuse me?  ocfs2 is, to my knowledge, POSIX compliant.
> > >  I'm not sure what POSIX compliance we're missing, but if
> > > there is something, please let us know so we can fix it!
> >
> > You're on the wrong mailing list, but...
>
>       How are we on the wrong mailing list?  This is the list about
> linux clustering, in a thread about linux cluster filesystems, after
> all
> :-)
>
> > Previous poster described "OCFS".  You're talking about "ocfs2".  Two
> > different things, right?
>
>       The thread is about ocfs2.  The poster may have been talking
> about ocfs, but I wanted to clarify because either 1) he meant 'ocfs2'
> and I want to understand what isn't POSIX, or 2) he meant 'ocfs' and he
> may confuse people who are reading for info about ocfs2.

Yeah, I might have jumped in too quickly. But, if someone writes OCFS, I generally understand it to mean "not ocfs2." It was annoying to us for a while as we have both running separately and it caused quite a bit of confusion for all the different people having to interact with both.

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