[Gluster-devel] Questions about BDB storage translator

Kevan Benson kbenson at a-1networks.com
Mon Jun 9 23:10:03 UTC 2008

1) It's been stated that it doesn't support hard links and is not POSIX 
compliant due to fops not being supported.  Are these limitations in the 
current version, or are there implementation details that make adding 
these features not feasible (at least at this time)?

2) Is there any interest in making the BDB translator more similar to 
the stripe translator in that it will only kick in if files match 
certain criteria, such as below 100k?  Ideally, the switch translator 
would be able to handle this, but in any case it would be nice to have a 
share that striped files over X MB and used BDB for files under Y KB 
(but more so if the BDB storage system was more POSIX compliant).

Anyone else have any thoughts on this?


-Kevan Benson
-A-1 Networks

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