[PVFS2-users] Problem with pvfs2-cp rith after installation
rross at mcs.anl.gov
Thu Nov 25 09:36:28 EST 2004
On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Robert Latham wrote:
> Thus spake Angel de Vicente:
> > I downloaded the available pvfs2-1.0.1 files and this is not happening
> > anymore. But I just wonder how robust is pvfs2? This is the first time
> > we are considering using pvfs, so I wonder whether it is better
> > (considering basically robustness) to go for the latest version of
> > pvfs1 or for pvfs2-1.0.1?
> Our standard answer is to use PVFS1 if you are paranoid about
> stability. We still find the occasional bug in PVFS1, but it's seen a
> lot more use and testing than PVFS2. However, PVFS2 has several
> advantages and should give better performance. We think PVFS2 is in
> pretty good shape, but we'd be foolish to claim it was bug free.
> I'll leave the final decision up to you, but you probably won't go
> wrong either way.
To add to this, PVFS2 is designed to be a more robust and fault tolerant
system than PVFS1. So while PVFS2 hasn't been used as thoroughly as PVFS1
yet, soon it should be the case that PVFS2 is just as solid on that front
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