This sounds like a great idea, to just disks as "just a bunch of disks" or
JBOD.....hdfs works well this way.

Do all the disks need to be the same size, to use them evenly?  Since it
will allocate partitions randomly?

It would be nice if you had 2 disks, with one twice as large as the other,
if the larger would be twice as likely to receive partitions as the smaller
one, etc.

I suppose this goes into my earlier question to the list, vis-a-vis
heterogeneous brokers (e.g. utilize brokers with different sized storage,
using some sort of weighting scheme, etc.).

Jason
On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Jay Kreps <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 
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