[Beowulf] { hopefully on topic } tools for measuring dir sizes and growth trends on 30TB+ scale-out NAS?

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 17:00:19 PDT 2013


On 07/03/2013 07:45 AM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
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> From: <Hearns>, John Hearns <john.hearns at mclaren.com
> <mailto:john.hearns at mclaren.com>>
> Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 5:35 AM
> To: "beowulf at beowulf.org <mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>"
> <beowulf at beowulf.org <mailto:beowulf at beowulf.org>>
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] { hopefully on topic } tools for measuring dir
> sizes and growth trends on 30TB+ scale-out NAS?
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>>  It is indeed. It's more like a swiss-army knife for filesystems, and
>>  we (at CEA) use it for a whole variety of purposes, from HSM
>>  migrations to users scoring (we give each user a score based on the
>>  profile of their files, and we tie quota exceptions to that score),
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> A score is a good idea.
> I find it useful to hand out gold stars to the good users.
> I also have a naughty step for the bad ones.
> http://www.jofrost.com/naughty-step-technique/
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> (I am only half joking - I really HAVE threatened to get a naughty step
> for users!)
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> RGB mentions the figurative use of a "sucker rod" and the related
> flogging. (I am assuming that he was using a short length of the rod..
> The full 20 feet or so is a bit unwieldy) {I can't recall how to search
> the archived list so I can't provide specifics)
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> Spinal Tap's manager Ian Faith seemed to favor the use of a sturdy
> cricket bat to gain the attention of the listeners.

What about a clue-by-four?


-- 
Geoffrey D. Jacobs


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