[SATLUG] Filesystem/RAID advice

Othniel Graichen othniel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 23:14:39 CDT 2010

Quite true Bruce.  We need to pick our battles, but my comment was not
directed to the original poster, but toward a misleading, unsubstantiated
and FUD-filled not to mention incorrect statement made by poster
travis+ml-satlug at subspace.org <travis%2Bml-satlug at subspace.org>.

I just couldn't let it pass.  Not everything you read on the SATLUG mailing
list is correct, people.

Your own comments were helpful. And I let the 32 vs 64 bit argument pass
as beneath needing refutation.  But I couldn't let Fear, Uncertainty and
pass without condemning it as bias.

I have no problem with his decision to do it all on one box.

Rebooting (and thus Dual-booting) squanders precious time and places
your data at risk of corruption.  VM technology is a solution that should be
investigated for this problem.

Playing ActiveX is a solution to quite a different problem.

Othniel Graichen
2> de la mancha

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 9:05 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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