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Wednesday, August 21 • 12:20pm - 12:55pm
Hybrid XFS: Idea to Exabytes in 12 Months - Richard Wareing, Facebook Inc.

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This talk will be broken down into three parts:

Part 1 will describe some of the challenges using many open-source file systems (e.g. ext4, XFS) with clustered storage system such as GlusterFS, HDFS or even closed source exa-byte systems.

Part 2 will describe what Hybrid XFS actually is: a form of XFS where we leverage two different media types (a flash drive & traditional HDDs) along with a long forgotten feature of XFS to create a single high performing file system suitable for the demands of exa-byte scale clustered storage.

And finally in part 3, Richard will delve into how we went from a discussion & patch sets on the XFS mailing list to rolling out to an entire fleet of storage servers at Facebook in only 12 months. Moving fast, and *not* breaking things.


Richard Wareing

Production Engineer, Facebook Inc.
Richard Wareing has been a Production Engineer for over 7 years at Facebook, with a passion for Storage Engineering. During the course of his career there he helped scale their GlusterFS (POSIX) install base from nothing to one of the largest install bases in the world.From there... Read More →

Wednesday August 21, 2019 12:20pm - 12:55pm PDT
Indigo D
  Linux Systems
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