[PVFS2-users] Re: I/O level
tblum at htwm.de
Wed Apr 20 23:30:21 EDT 2005
thanks for your answer. The file level access is clear now but I'm still a
bit confused because of the objects approach.
Can PVFS2 then be classified as an object based file system?
> Hi Thomas,
> PVFS2 provides user access, as you guessed, at the file level. This is
> actually identical to the approach used in file systems like Lustre,
> which thinks of the data stored on servers as "objects" but only
> provides a UNIX file interface to the data.
> Thomas Blum wrote:
>> I read the pvfs2-guide to find out at what I/O level(block,file,object?)
>> PVFS2 does provide access to data. Am I right that it uses file level to
>> access data? If somebody could explain or give a link to a description
>> that I would really appreciate.
>> Thanks Thomas
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