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blink install and xfs

Upgrading an R77.30 gateway to R80.20 using the blink command options "--reimage" and "--delete-old-partitions" leads to the following results:

the old partition lv_current is deleted while all other partitions are being kept, including lv_log

the file system type is still ext3 for all partitions

2 Questions arise here:

Are our observatins correct?

Is the xfs-type filesystem used for Management Servers ONLY, meaning that even if we istall the gateway from scratch, it would still by ext3?

thx for clarification

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Re: blink install and xfs

I do not think we have 3.10 based blink. So it has to be ext3

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Re: blink install and xfs

xfs is only supported on releases that support the Linux 3.10 kernel (not 2.6).
This includes management releases, R80.20-3.10, and R80.30-3.10.
Further, I'm pretty sure the entire partition table needs to be rewritten to support xfs.
This limits you to a clean install from an ISO.
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Re: blink install and xfs

So does it mean that we can also have gateway with xfs filesystem on 3.10 kernel ? I know that starting from R80.20 there is xfs filesystem be default (installed from ISO), but I saw only that managements can use it. Do we have some limitation compared to gateways ?
It is a benefit to have xfs compared to ext3 from gateway perspective ?
Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka
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Re: blink install and xfs

Yes, you can have gateways with xfs filesystem.
As gateways don't use disk to the same extent management/log servers do, I don't believe there is a significant performance benefit.