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XFS filesystem

Just read an interesting white paper on SGI's new XFS filesystem, at:

Notable points:
* 64-bit filesystem with terabyte capacity
* integral journalling for speed and reliability
* high I/O speed including guaranteed rate mechanism (good for video!)
* supports plexing (mirroring), striping, RAID, HSM, NFS and live backups
* uses B-trees for directories and allocates contiguous regions
* very small files are stored within the directory itself!
* allows arbitrary attributes of any size or type - external metadata!

* currently only available for IRIX (therefore on SGI machines)
* additional licence fees for plexing and guaranteed rate I/O!

Share and enjoy,
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