[SATLUG] Filesystem/RAID advice

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 21:05:23 CDT 2010


Othniel Graichen wrote:
> So in response to "Virtualization DOES slow down the system"  I would ask
> you these questions:
> 
> 1) How much RAM did you allocate for running XP in your test environment?
> 2) How many processors did you allocate to XP?
> 3) Is your guest operating system even able to use all such resources?
> 4) Why are you using a game which uses ActiveX to validate your point about
> system speed?
> That is a measure of responsiveness not throughput or speed.
> 5) Why don't you acknowledge that Linux file systems are more reliable than
> NTFS?
> 6) Since Windows doesn't have good drivers for the robust file systems
> native to Linux,
> why not acknowledge that accessing such file systems via a VM guest
> operating system
> and a standardized networking protocol is a reliable and high performance
> way to interface
> between a Windows application and a Linux disk's file system.
> 6) Do you have enough experience with accessing a disk and the files on it
> from multiple
> Operating Systems to know why that is such a bad idea?

I'd add that which VM in use makes a difference as well as the VM 
configuration.

I'll also note that Nate seems to have his heart set on a native HW 
instance of Windows.  I know that friends don't let friends use Windows, 
but we also have to know when to let go.

   -- Bruce


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