fashizzlepop wrote:And yes, very basic stuff. I hope to go past the basic but in the past years the teacher didn't, so I will try myself.
That sucks, because all the actual fun and interesting stuff is beyond the "basics".
@FunctionCreep, funny you should bring up jails because i completely left them out of my "things that make FreeBSD rock" statement earlier for a reason
. Their was a time when i was a big jail user (before the recent jumps in virtualization). I used to <3 jails because that was back in a time were virtualization was far from where it is at the current state of things and chrooting was the only other viable solution to me. However, with the recent jumps in virtualization technology (hardware and software) their are some pretty awesome hypervisors out. KVM being one of my favorites. Debian is always the "host" OS for my virtual configurations for the sole purpose of using KVM.
PF, CARP and ZFS are the main bread winners in FreeBSD for me at the moment. Like i said earlier, i won't sit around and say this OS is better then that. However, i will stand on a stage with a megaphone and preach the benefits and advantages ZFS has over just about any other modern filesystem
The only decent competitor to ZFS at the moment is BtrFS + LVM running on linux. However, BtrFS is still experimental and the irony of the situation is BtrFS was Oracle's Linux competitor to Sun Microsystems ZFS (on Solaris/OpenSolaris) and with the recent events of Sun Microsystem becoming a subsidiary of Oracle ....... it kind of makes you wonder ..... why would they bother dev work on BtrFS anymore since they own their competition that has a better non experimental project. If you're wondering why Oracle would be interested in FSs in the first place, you should study up on the innerworkings on DBs. DBs are HEAVILY dependent on the FS and thus the performance of an FS
Check out this article on running the InnoDB engine in MySQL ontop of ZFS vs the same system on UFS:http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/art ... l-zfs.html
and here: http://cmynhier.blogspot.com/2006/05/zf ... rking.html
ZFS blows it out of the water
These benchmarks are old though and ZFS remains under active development and porting in both the OpenSolaris and FreeBSD community. When i navigate to /usr/src and run `svn update` theirs almost always been at least 2 updates to ZFS committed to the stable branch every month
However, when BtrFS finally comes out of experimental, i'll be singing a different tune: http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7308