[Gluster-devel] [Gluster-users] Performant partial directory listing through FUSE

Brian Candler B.Candler at pobox.com
Tue Apr 30 08:35:44 UTC 2013

On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 02:03:02PM -0700, Anand Avati wrote:
>    To write a safe and generically portable program, it would be good to
>    not depend on telldir/seekdir cookie stability. However gluster takes
>    special pain to provide cookies with safe transformation to keep
>    telldir/seekdir cookies stable across closedir/opendir and even across
>    server and client reboots. Most disk filesystems provide stable
>    seekdir/telldir (maybe not all). I don't think NFS client gives stable
>    cookies to applications (though it expects stable cookies from the
>    server). However in the case of FUSE glusterfs + backend XFS or ext4,
>    you do get stable cookies.

Thanks. Is this true even if someone else has created and/or deleted files
in the directory in the mean time?

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