[Gluster-devel] would an io-disk-cache be feasible?

Anand Avati avati at zresearch.com
Wed Jan 9 19:51:50 UTC 2008

 this idea has come up many times in our internal discussions. it surely is
a feasible idea, but it just has not earned enough priority yet to get into
our roadmap.


2008/1/9, Sascha Ottolski <ottolski at web.de>:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering how complicated it woul be to create a translator that
> would cache data on the local disk. Especially in our use case I think
> this would reduce the gluster and network load immense. But I might be
> wrong.
> What is special in our setup is, that the files we put on the cluster do
> never change; some get deleted somtimes, though, but seldom. Most of
> them stay forever, writes are low, reads are high. I still have no good
> idea about how often a "cache hit" might occur, but surely some of the
> files will have them. The files itself are rather small (images of some
> kb or small text files of only a few 10 bytes).
> Thanks, Sascha
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