> At 11:17 AM -0600 1/17/06, John C. Welch wrote:
>> " Xsan, distributed file system;"
>> It most certainly is not a DFS. It's a SAN FS.
> Actually it's neither. It's a clustered filesystem.
> A distributed filesystem example would be CODA.
> A SAN doesn't have a notion of filesystem, the filesystem is whatever
> the logical volume expressed by the SAN decides to use. To a SAN it
> knows nothing of filesystems, it doesn't need to it just provides
> blocks to someone else who then has a notion of filesystem.
Thank you for so precisely showing my point Dan. While it can be argued that
I was more correct than the Wikipedia article, I'm evidently still not
correct. So without proper fact - checking, unless Dan, or someone with the
most correct statement:
1) Read Wikipedia
2) Read that article
3) Felt like correcting it and did so
The article is wrong, but people will take it for correct because...it's
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