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Production-ready ZFS offers cosmic-scale storage for Linux

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Re: Destroyed All Braincells, Maximum Damage Control

Why should I indulge you?

These "convenient cartoons" can be easily had these days btw. Just use google image search.

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Re: Destroyed All Braincells Gordon Gordon Phil Gordon Gordon AC Destroyed All .....

Maximum Damage Control

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Re: Michael Wojcik A more important ZFS feature

A Conversation with Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore, September 1, 2007

BILL MOORE We had several design goals, which we’ll break down by category. The first one that we focused on quite heavily is data integrity. If you look at the trend of storage devices over the past decade, you’ll see that while disk capacities have been doubling every 12 to 18 months, one thing that’s remaining relatively constant is the bit-error rate on the disk drives, which is about one uncorrectable error every 10 to 20 terabytes. The other interesting thing to note is that at least in a server environment, the number of disk drives per deployment is increasing, so the amount of data people have is actually growing at a super-exponential rate. That means with the bit-error rate being relatively constant, you have essentially an ever-decreasing amount of time until you notice some form of uncorrectable data error. That’s not really cool because before, say, about 20 terabytes or so, you would see either a silent or a noisy data error.

JEFF BONWICK In retrospect, it isn’t surprising either because the error rates we’re observing are in fact in line with the error rates the drive manufacturers advertise. So it’s not like the drives are performing out of spec or that people have got a bad batch of hardware. This is just the nature of the beast at this point in time.

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Re: zpool scrub == fsck

But was it labeled AE-35?

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Re: Must say it..

Your NEEDS will GROW. ZFS can help!

“We're in the process of receiving two visitors from Earth.” Gisela was astonished. “Earth? Which polis?” “Athena. The first one has just arrived; the second will be in transit for another ninety minutes.” Gisela had never heard of Athena, but ninety minutes per person sounded ominous. Everything meaningful about an individual citizen could be packed into less than an exabyte, and sent as a gamma-ray burst a few milliseconds long. If you wanted to simulate an entire flesher body — cell by cell, redundant viscera and all — that was a harmless enough eccentricity, but lugging the microscopic details of your “very own” small intestine ninety-seven light years was just being precious.

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Re: Michael Wojcik A more important ZFS feature

When that "mythical" bit-rot blows away a good chunk of your encrypted filesystem, you will be singing from another sheet - and from another hole.

Seriously, I sure hope responsible people keep you in the cellar, away from anything critical. The way you are sounding off, you must be pulling a good spiel and bedazzle quite a few of the people with the purse strings, so probably not.

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Re: Gordon Gordon Phil Gordon Gordon AC Destroyed All Braincells Gordon BTRFS?....

Matt, just stop it ... mmm'okay. There is a good boy. Take a deep breath, watch some heist movie, open a bottle of fine red for tonight.

I'm getting flashbacks to the scenes of rabid retardation of clueless testosterone-filled nerds in the uni computer room attempting one-upmanships in the Commodore-vs-Atari flamewars via local chatrooms.

Once two of them found out they were actually sitting in the same room, and it came to blows...

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Re: XFS not safe

"ZFS on linux is production ready? Hmmm...."

It's always a question of: how much production readiness do you want?

Is it production-ready enough? I guess so. You left out this little thing in the middle of the text, written in 2009:

"In the case of ext3, it's actually an interesting story. Both Red Hat and SuSE turn on barriers by default in their Enterprise kernels. SuSE, to its credit, did this earlier than Red Hat. We tried to get the default changed in ext3, but it was overruled by Andrew Morton...."

Is the sky falling? Evidently not. Is it getting better? Yes! And seriously, is there anyone (except the ones who like to riding bikes where their unprotected balls 5 are cm from the tarmac) who uses ReiserFS?

Also:

BARRIERS ON BY DEFAULT IN EXT4: YES PLEASE and Enabling/Disabling Write Barriers in Fedora 14

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Re: A more important ZFS feature

Cool.

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Re: Gordon Phil Gordon Gordon AC Destroyed All Braincells Gordon BTRFS? You must...

Woah epic thread.

Give it up Matt, you are just coming across as a juvenile angry neckbeard with mysterious chips on the shoulder.

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Re: Destroyed All Braincells Gordon BTRFS? You must be joking...

Why insist on truck-lifiting distributed filesystems into the discussion? Who mentioned them first? And what is a "Sunshiner"?

> Trying to bolt together a Frankenstein network filesystem out of Luster and ZFS seems pretty pointless when Red Hat already have a superior option in GlusterFS, or hp with LeftHand.

Apparently some people who imply that they are "in the industry" actually believe that a distributed filesystem is a magic black box that drops off a vendor's conveyor belt, glittering in pixie dust, instead of basically a bunch machines, each with disks arrays having their own filesystem plus a remotely accessible centralized lock manager and possibly a metadata server.

A place in marketing beckons. The BS levels are there. Bonus for mentioning "FTSE 1000" and some HP products.

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Re: A more important ZFS feature

> the number of times I've seen this lately make me never want to touch a non-checksummed FS again

Well, the disk itself checksum its blocks, so how can the errors be silent?

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Re: Must say it..

> The classical mechanical degrees of freedom of a proton (disregarding the quarks and gluons that compose such a particle) in 3d space are surprisingly enough are 3.

They clearly would be 9: 3 for the position, 3 for the momentum, and 3 for the axis of rotation.

> However one could precisely measure the position of such a particle.

No. Because you need too much energy to do that.

> by zero point fluctuation alone.

Explaining impossibility to determine position and momentum at the same time is better explained by the olde Fourier Transform: peaks in frequency domain mean flat functions in time domain and conversely and doesn't involved Marvel Comics Science Terminology.

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Re: Gordon BTRFS? You must be joking...

Knowledge Matt® now in a new edition of: "Undistributed filesystem is undistributed".

Film at 11.

Also: "ZFS is suitable for desktops and that's about it."

Words fail. These must be *big* desktops.

You can check out some of the desktops here. They are evidently using ZFS on backend nodes to provide a clustered filesystem on top. Hmm.....

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What the hell?

> Add the usual suspects delivering "unsupported packages because lawyas" (like DeCSS, MP3 decoders etc.) to your list or recognized package sources.

> yum install

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Animal Liberation drone surveillance plan draws fire

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...and then you get downvoted, too!

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Re: Daily Mail

What! Atheist an AGW believer, too! My Goodness! What is this civilization coming to.

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Re: Daily Mail

Are you some kind of leftist?

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Only in Australia: The country tries to kill you while the Animal Liberation Front is looking after your cattle.

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The vache of Louis de Lombard doesn't rit, Monsieur!

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Fetchez la vache.

뭐라구??

FETCHEZ LA VACHE!!

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"With cattle trucks lying in wait ... for the next time" (Pink Floyd)

> film of Australian cattle being treated inhumanely

That would be inbovinely, shurely?

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Facebook prepares to dominate Android

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Yet another thing that will keep the progressives awake at night!

This just in

Experiment Shows How Facebook Can Spread Racist Thoughts

By Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard

"Heavy Facebook users are more likely than those who log on occasionally to react positively to racist remarks."

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Re: Facebook Phone Really

Wait! You mean there are "real people" out there? But ....

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World's first petaflops super dumped on scrap heap

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Re: "Think of all the copper"

It sure won't be easily gypsy-accessible...

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Maybe Cell power attracted soul eaters from the fifth dimension?

That would be explain glassy-eyed salesdroids. They HAD to get rid of it....

> and a simulation of the universe at a 70-billion-particle scale.

What simulation is that? I know about DEUS-FUR at 549 billion particles running on the CURIE supercomputer in France and the Millenium Simulation series with 10 billion to 348 billion particles.

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Veiny green 'scum' meteorite may be first visitor from Mercury

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Re: Its clearly not from mercury.

Is it ruguous or squamous?

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Patent shark‘s copyright claim could bite all Unix

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Re: Not quite as good as the Telegraph

No, that was real!

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"Mechanisms to do digestive gas exchange in unlighted environments"

Cm'on Reg... patent laywers don't do copyright claims.

Patent lawyers may be the scourge of the earth after politicians/state employees/mafiosi but they know how their bread is buttered.

"Copyright claims" are precise and too easy to disprove or to work around to bring in the hay. See the pathetic trick "copyrighted lines of signal constants and some commentary" by McBride's

Well, I guess McBride still enriched himself in his sociopathic ways using the burndown of his company as stepping stone, with the employees as useful idiots ... Wikipedia says McBride is now President and CEO of something called "Me Inc."

You couldn't make it up.

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Facebook buys Dummly from outernet prodigy Dick D'Miner

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Amazing channelling of the late Philip K. Dick!

And what happened to the kid that got showered in money by Yahoo?

Does he really exist or is he just an ad campaign?

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Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks DIE

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Re: Public cloud will grow when experienced IT folks die

Turns out it is YOUR responsibility to put that in the contract with the cloud provider....

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That's not even funny. That's like saying a car is just a bunch of sheet metal.

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Re: What about the story of AMZN stealing ideas?

The fun thing about "ideas" is that they are freely available. Until lawyers and useful IP idiots enter the scene.

There is no need for amazon to open the source code.

They just need to observe, imitate, then do likewise.

Your value should be in delivering and ameliorating, not in fapping over a "unique idea" that probably has been had by a few dozen folks somewhat earlier.

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In 1994, Greg Egan wrote in "Permutation City" ....

I don't see the interest of running mundane tasks like Bugzilla, TinyPM or Salesforce "in the cloud" once stupid problems of maintenance, upgrade and upkeep have been ironed out. And if we expect BYOD to be made viable, these WILL be ironed out. You will just need a fiber optic cable and a 1 dm³ ComputerCube made by some white-label asian company, probably sitting atop the microwave oven in the company kitchen, running the stuff of 20 employees. However big computation will remain TEH BIG....

It was only 8:15. The whole day loomed ahead, promising nothing but bills. With no contract work coming in for the past two months, Maria had written half a dozen pieces of consumer software -- mostly home-security upgrades, supposedly in high demand. So far, she'd sold none of them; a few thousand people had read the catalogue entries, but nobody had been persuaded to download. The prospect of embarking on another such project wasn't exactly electrifying -- but she had no real alternative. And once the recession was over and people started buying again, it would have been time well spent....

Maria put an end to her indecision in the usual way. She logged on to her Joint Supercomputer Network account -- paying a fifty-dollar fee for the privilege, which she now had to make worthwhile. She slipped on her force gloves and prodded an icon, a wireframe of a cube, on the terminal's flatscreen -- and the three-dimensional workspace in front of the screen came to life, borders outlined by a faint holographic grid. For a second, it felt like she'd plunged her hand into some kind of invisible vortex: magnetic fields gripped and twisted her glove, as start-up surges tugged at the coils in each joint at random -- until the electronics settled into equilibrium, and a message flashed up in the middle of the workspace: you may now put on your gloves.....

Maria reverted to the standard clock rate, and a macroscopic view of her twenty-one Petri dishes -- just as a message popped up in the foreground:

JSN regrets to advise you that your resources have been diverted to a higher bidder. A snapshot of your task has been preserved in mass storage, and will be available to you when you next log on. Thank you for using our services.

Maria sat and swore angrily for half a minute -- then stopped abruptly, and buried her face in her hands. She shouldn't have been logged on in the first place. It was insane, squandering her savings playing around with mutant A. lamberti -- but she kept on doing it. The Autoverse was so seductive, so hypnotic . . . so addictive.

Whoever had elbowed her off the network had done her a favor -- and she'd even have her fifty-dollar log-on fee refunded, since she'd been thrown right out, not merely slowed down to a snail's pace.

Curious to discover the identity of her unintentional benefactor, she logged on directly to the QIPS Exchange -- the marketplace where processing power was bought and sold. The connection to JSN had passed through the Exchange, transparently; her terminal was programmed to bid at the market rate automatically, up to a certain ceiling. Right now, though, some outfit calling itself Operation Butterfly was buying QIPS -- quadrillions of instructions per second -- at six hundred times that ceiling, and had managed to acquire one hundred percent of the planet's traded computing power.

Maria was stunned; she'd never seen anything like it. The pie chart of successful bidders -- normally a flickering kaleidoscope of thousands of needle-thin slices -- was a solid, static disk of blue. Aircraft would not be dropping out of the sky, world commerce would not have ground to a halt . . . but tens of thousands of academic and industrial researchers relied on the Exchange every day for tasks it wasn't worth owning the power to perform in-house. Not to mention a few thousand Copies. For one user to muscle in and outbid everyone else was unprecedented. Who needed that much computing power? Big business, big science, the military? All had their own private hardware -- usually in excess of their requirements. If they traded at all, it was to sell their surplus capacity....

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Smartphone running 'Facebook OS' said to debut this week

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In your face, book!

> Complains about vapid opinions

> Posts a vapid opinion with 4 "facts" from which only one is undubitably true.

Come on Zuck, stop the astroturfing.

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Dell directors foresee unremitting brutality in PC market

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One last thing....

So you wanna get back into the "value chain" biz?

Then GET RID OF WINDOWS.

License an OS. Any OS. Tune it into something agreeable with SWEAT, PAIN AND BLOOD. But get RID OF WINDOWS. Get RID OF THAT HORRIFIC INTERFACE. Get rid of THAT PILE OF JUNK that needs "ANTIVIRUS", that still doesn't know how to organize files properly in a meaningful hierarchy, is subject to the whims of some sweating overfed kids from marketing, is so NIMBY that it knows about FAT16 but not EXT2 ... in 2013, has a IN-HOUSE BROWSER THAT NEEDS IMMEDIATE REPLACEMENT, is so wobbly that you find trojans ensconced in C:\TMP, needs RESTARTS whenever something kernelish happens (and then may NEVER COME BACK) and is all-round a PITA allied to a LIQUID SANTORUM.

I know you have the cojones beaten out of you by a decade of "Customers Want Windows" sludge and brainwash from Redmond, but BY GOD, IT IS TIME TO WAKE THE HELL UP.

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Jobs' first boss Nolan Bushnell: 'Steve was difficult but valuable'

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Re: @Ross K (was: @Homer 1 (was:Misplaced admiration))

"40+ Years of Labor for THIS?"

I would buy it.

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Reg man bested in geek-to-geek combat - in World War 3 nerve centre

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Found on Google Maps, finally

Aaah, motherland!

There is a swastika-shaped building, too. Still pretending there wasn't collection of germanic know-how after the Mad Confrontation of The Two Collectivist Powers was over?

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Google Street View releases devastated Fukushima town tour

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Shrine and Visitors.

The effect of the visitors uncannily disppearing if you come from another direction freaks me out.

More people in one of the reality slices

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You know how your energy bills are SO much worse than they were?

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Re: people don't go green to save money only!

> WE DON'T NEED TO USE POISON FOR ENERGY

Yeah, because these windmills and solar panels are growing on trees.

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Re: You Know That Website That Publishea

Yet another one who thinks that the seating order in the French Republic's Assembly is connected to issues about rational economic calculation and voter-baiting greenfaggery.

No convinced by flimflammery? Must be right-wing!

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Re: Opinion(s)

>> those people who are actually running things

> politicians

> actually running things

Very good, sir

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Egyptian navy captures divers trying to cut undersea internet cables

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Re: The mystery of the mysterious operatives

For a start we had no reason to

Are you writing out of the State Department?

The one that puts out stuff about Ghaddafi handing out viagra for better rape?

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Relaxed Windows 8 rules hint at smaller slabs to come

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Re: please could we all agree

> If you've only ever used Windows 8 in a VM, you've really not used it at all.

It's 2013. Fucking get with the program, guys.

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Boffins birth man-sized military ROBOT JELLYFISH

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"their very simplicity allows them to survive in almost any environment and to use what little energy they can muster in the most efficient way possible"

This is what greens want humans to become!

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IT Pro confession: How I helped in the BIGGEST DDoS OF ALL TIME

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I shall have to demoralize you...

Unless you are a born-again X-tian, Armageddon is not a "real event".

You may also notice that "Pearl Harbor" and "9/11" were attacks on Amurrica used at full efficiency to rally the rubes behind fascistic agendas of full-scale domination, so in a sense "digitalizing" them is fully in-line with we are looking at here.

You are also missing "Digital Attack on the Maine" and "Digital Gulf of Tonkin".

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Yahoo! makes Brit teen app maker VERY RICH with Summly buy

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Is that actually just a "reality TV" Yahoo addy or what?

In six months, an investigative reporter will show that the lad didn't actually exist and was put together by an "image consultancy"....

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