[PVFS-users] Questions on changing striping parameters with pvfs_stat
Thu, 10 Aug 2000 14:22:07 -0500
I've just started using PVFS. I have an I/O bench program where I would
like to set the striping parameters (via the pvfs_stat structure) to different
values than the default. According to the documentation, I need to use
pvfs_open to specify these striping parameters.
My questions are:
1) I have downloaded the source. I notice that both the utility programs
and example programs link to a library called libminipvfs.a. If I
want to do static linking, is this the library I need to use? (libpvfs.a
does not contain the pvfs calls, and libminipvfs.a was not installed in
/usr/lib when I performed the install, which is why I am asking.)
2) Once I use ppfs_open, do I need to use the ppfs_* library calls for
the other I/O functions (for example, read/write), and can I just
use the Unix I/O functions?
Any information on these questions would be greatly appreciated.
Pablo Research Group
University of Illinois