[Gluster-devel] unify translator & namespace

Martin Fick mogulguy at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 18 05:45:27 UTC 2008

--- "Amar S. Tumballi" <amar at zresearch.com> wrote:
> Hence we came up with a namespace design, which
> will not contain any critical data, and also it 
> can rebuild from scratch if you choose to use
> different new namespace after a while.

Silly, question, does that mean that the namespace can
be destroyed between mounts?  If yes, would it mean
that it gets rebuilt on each mount or would it
be filled lazily?

> About your question, whether its mandatory to use
> namespace, YES it is. If you don't give this
> option, you will not be able to mount GlusterFS
> filesystem. 

It seems like it would be neat to be able to use the
schedulers from the unify translator without a
namespace to get the ability to do load balancing on
across AFRed backend servers.  I know that AFR load
balancing is on the roadmap, but since the schedulers
offer a nice variety of algorithms, I was wondering if
using the unify translators wouldn't already work (or
be close to working) without actually doing


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