Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sat Apr 30 13:40:34 PDT 2005


On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, Shane Hathaway wrote:

> MogileFS looks quite interesting.  I have some questions.
> - How do you pronounce "mogile"?


> - The CVS server is refusing logins.  Is this the right place to connect?
> Logging in to :pserver:anonymous at
> CVS password:
> cvs [login aborted]: connect to failed:
> Connection refused

It's down because I haven't upgraded it after the latest cvs security
hole, so I'm playing it safe.

> - Was MogileFS involved in the big LiveJournal crash [1]?  Are you
> reconsidering MySQL now?

No, and no.  MogileFS and MySQL were great.  The only problem was our RAID
cards lying SCSI disks that had write-caching forced on, and required
special tools to make them actually hit disk.  There's no reason a disk
should have its own write-back cache.... that's the dumbest thing ever,
especially behind a RAID card w/ a huge battery-backed write-back cache.

> - Is development active?

Yes.  But slower lately because it does pretty much everything we need.
If you have different needs, let us know.

- Brad

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