Linux Filesystems and MySQL
Just as MySQL offers multiple backend storage engines Linux does similarly with a list of filesystem choices. Some are old, some are new, some have appealing features or options for tuning.
How do they play along with MySQL and its storage related goals? What considerations do you need to make when selecting the filesystem initially?
We consider RAID levels and settings, SSD's, ext2, ext3, ext4, xfs, zfs (via FUSE). We also look at the role of NFS and its limitations.