Well, I’ve set up one of our new JetStors. xfs took *seconds* to put a filesystem on it.
We’re talking what df -h shows as 66TB.
(Pardon me, my mind just SEGV’d on that statement….)
Using bonnie++, I found that
a) GPT and partitioning gave was insignificantly different than creating an
xfs filesystem on a raw disk. I’m more comfortable with the partition, though.
b) There was a small but significant difference if, when I created the filesystem,
if I gave sw and su in the mkfs.xfs command.
I do have a question for the group mind, though: mounting these monstrous partitions… should I, or, in fact, do I *need* to give, as a mount option inode64? There will be a *lot* of files on this sucker…. What are the pros and cons of that?