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Wednesday, March 11 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Evaluation of Filesystems for Shingled Drives - Hannes Reinecke, SUSE

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Shingled drives impose some limitations on the I/O patterns. Especially the write path requires a strict sequential ordering. Normally filesystems or the block layer are not imposing any ordering requirements, so it'll depend on the filesystem implementation if the ordering can be guaranteed. In this presentation I'll evaluate current general-purpose filesystems (btrfs, ext4, and xfs) and a dedicated filesystem (nilfs) for this ordering guarantee and hence their suitability for shingled drives. Additionally I'll present strategies for deploying filesystems on shingled drives.

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Hannes Reinecke

Teamlead Storage & Networking, SUSE Linux GmbH
Studied Physics with main focus image processing in Heidelberg from 1990 until 1997, followed by a PhD in Edinburgh 's Heriot-Watt University in 2000. Working at SUSE Labs with focus on storage and mainframe. Principal contact point for storage related issues on SLES and teamlead... Read More →

Wednesday March 11, 2015 10:30am - 11:20am PDT
Studio 3