May 29th, 2020 | 52 mins 9 secs
a cloud guru, anaconda, benchmarking, blivet, block size, centos, chunk, copy-on-write, dash to dock, devops, dkms, dnf, earlyoom, fedora, fedora 32, fedora workstation, filesystem, fuse, gnome, hard drive, hdd, iops, jupiter broadcasting, linux, lts, matthew miller, oom, openzfs, parity, ppa, raid, raid6, raidz, red hat, rolling release, spindle count, ssd, storage, sysadmin podcast, systemd, techsnap, throughput, ubuntu, vdev, wayland, x11, zfs, zpool
It's a storage showdown as Jim and Wes bust some performance myths about RAID and ZFS.
May 1st, 2020 | 36 mins
7fx2, a cloud guru, amd, backups, benchmarking, bgp, cloudflare, cpu, cron, cryptography, data integrity, devops, email, energy efficiency, epyc, fio, hard disk performance, hard drive, intel, internet, iops, iron wolf, isbgpsafeyet, jupiter broadcasting, md-raid, monitoring, networking, per-core performance, raid, raid-10, raid-5, raid-6, raidz, raidz2, route leak, routing, rpki, seagate, security, storage, sysadmin podcast, systemd, systemd timers, tdp, techsnap, threadripper, zfs
We dive deep into the world of RAID, and discuss how to choose the right topology to optimize performance and resilience.
April 3rd, 2020 | 31 mins 17 secs
a cloud guru, andoird, block device, cloudfare, crypto, debian, device mapper, devops, dm-crypt, dm-zoned, encryption, exfat, filesystems, firmware, free software, fud, google, jupiter broadcasting, kernel module, linux 5.6, microsoft, networking, ntfs, ntfs-3g, nvme, open source, paragon software, raid, samba, samsung, seagate, security, shingled magnetic recording, smb, smr, ssd, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, ubuntu, western digital, windows, wireguard, zfs, zoned storage, zonefs
We take a look at Cloudflare's impressive Linux disk encryption speed-ups, and explore how zoned storage tools like dm-zoned and zonefs might help mitigate the downsides of Shingled Magnetic Recording.
November 1st, 2019 | 34 mins 29 secs
4k random writes, benchmarks, crucial, dd, devops, disk benchmarking, disk cache, disk performance, fio, flash storage, flexible io tester, fsync, hard disk, hard disk drive, iops, jupiter broadcasting, mlc, nvme, phoronix test suite, queue depth, raid, rsyslogd, samsung evo, samsung pro, sandisk, slc, solid state disks, spinning rust, ssd, ssd cache, ssd controller, ssds, syslog, techsnap, test your pain points, throughput, tlc, trim, write endurance
We share our simple approach to disk benchmarking and explain why you should always test your pain points.
April 11th, 2019 | 47 mins 35 secs
ashift, backups, cddl, checksum, copy on write, copyleft, data integrity, devops, ecc, filesystems, freebsd, gpl, hard disks, hard drives, iops, linux, openzf s, raid, raidz, snapshots, solaris, ssd, sun microsystems, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, throughput, ubuntu, vdez, zfs, zfs on linux, zfs on root, zol
Jim and Wes sit down to bust some ZFS myths and share their tips and tricks for getting the most out of the ultimate filesystem.
January 31st, 2019 | 27 mins 11 secs
avx, cddl, checksum, clone, data integrity, devops, floating point, fpu, freebsd, gpl, hardware acceleration, header, journaling, kernel module, kernel preemption, lfnw, linux, multitasking, openzfs, oracle, raid, simd, snapshot, software license, storage, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, vectorized instructions, zfs, zfs on linux, zol, zvol
Jim and Wes are joined by OpenZFS developer Richard Yao to explain why the recent drama over Linux kernel 5.0 is no big deal, and how his fix for the underlying issue might actually make things faster.
November 29th, 2018 | 21 mins 17 secs
allan jude, amazon, aws, bgp, devops, dive, docker, evilginx2, fargate, firecracker, kvm, lambda, lsi, mitm, networking, openbgpd, openbsd, proxy, qemu, raid, ripe, rpki, rust, security, sennheiser, serverless, ssl, sysadmin podcast, techsnap, tls, venom, virtual machines, virtualization
We break down Firecracker Amazon’s new open source kvm powered, virtual machine monitor, and explore what makes it different than the options on the market now.