[Gluster-devel] Performance issue

John Marshall John.Marshall at ec.gc.ca
Thu Jul 17 13:12:32 UTC 2008

Anand Avati wrote:
> Currently only unify needs namespace. stripe does not. The new branch will
> have unify as is (with the namespace etc) but a new translator which will be
> a functional replacement to unify will be introduced. This new translator
> (hash) internally builds a distributed hash table over the storage servers
> improving the FS performance significantly. The DHT is similar in concept to
> many of the popular DHT algos, and hashes the filename and stores the file
> on the hashed node. So functionally, it is similar to unify (directory
> structure is replicated, file exists on only one node) but the internals are
> quite different, without a namespace too.
Not having to manage a separate space for namespace will be
a welcome improvement from my perspective. Looking forward
to it.


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