[Pvfs2-users] Pvfs2 questions
steve at bov.nu
Wed Jan 3 10:29:17 EST 2007
Thanks yes I had seen that thread, I did many hours of googling and reading
I have had a trial run at getting pvfs2 up on a single machine using caos,
my next step is to get hold of some old hardware.
Are the cache patches in the pipeline ?
From: Murali Vilayannur
Date: 28/12/2006 18:55:04
Cc: pvfs2-users at beowulf-underground.org
Subject: Re: [Pvfs2-users] Pvfs2 questions
Someone else had asked us earlier on using pvfs2 as a backend for a music
Over and beyond what is mentioned in the thread, another issue to consider
Since we don't have a volume manager it is not really possible to grow
The storage space online. It is possible to umount the storage space,
Add new servers and restart everything.
But there will be some downtime.
If your music files are not going to change once encoded/ripped and if
I can whip up the client-side immutable file cache patches into shape,
We should get get pretty decent performance for your workload even
With the samba/nfs re-export.
Another alternative is to probably use pNFS with pvfs2 as the backend
Which might cache client-side data traffic as well, not sure about the
Caching aspect though..
Hope this helps,
On 12/28/06, Steve <steve at bov.nu> wrote:
> Its my desire to have a storage system that I can grow for music and video
> using old computers mapped to windows machine using samba. Done with a
> hobbyist budget. Can pvfs2 do that ? Or pointers to anything else ?
> Whats the best/easiest distro to have a go at with for a novice ?
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