These were accepted.
Blog articles suggested:
Report from Computing Executive Group
Reports from units.
Stephen will link his script from somewhere
Topics for discussion
After some discussion it seemed like the least worst solution was the one we currently have:
Stephen suggested that some rationalisation might be possible, in conjunction with IS.
Neil and Craig noted that it can take a very long time to fsck the ext2 partitions on the AFS servers, and wondered whether there was any scope for some kind of delayed mount. Stephen reckoned that it might be possible for the fstab component to do something, but that it would be better to use ext3 if possible, and to look at ext4 for SL6 onwards. The "local disc" AFS servers are already using ext3 with no apparent bad performance effects so far, and as home directories are migrated to these it should be less necessary to stick with ext2 for the disc-array servers.
Services will add this topic to their "to look at" list.
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