Archive for February, 2014

The Total Cost of Unmasked Data

Data breaches make headlines at a regular cadence. Each is a surprise, but they are not, as a whole, surprising. While the extensive and sophisticated Target breach stuck in the headlines, a significant breach at three South Korean credit card companies happened around the same time. The theft of personal information for 20m subscribers didn’t [...]





Posted on February 12, 2014 at 10:01 am by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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The OpenZFS write throttle

In my last blog post, I wrote about the ZFS write throttle, and how we saw it lead to pathological latency variability on customer systems. Matt Ahrens, the co-founder of ZFS, and I set about to fix it in OpenZFS. While the solution we came to may seem obvious, we arrived at it only through [...]





Posted on February 10, 2014 at 3:55 am by ahl · Permalink · 8 Comments
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