[Gluster-users] 2.0.3

Vikas Gorur vikas at gluster.com
Tue Jul 14 11:57:49 UTC 2009

> If your dir contains 10.000 files you sync the parents' mtime 10.000 times,
> whereas the optimal solution would sync it only once (well, obviously).
> So this cannot be the optimal strategy to solve the problem. 

> Additionally one can not be content with the datapath during healing right
> through the client, because the data has to be processed twice server->client,
> client->server. If you are healing a huge amount of data your healing client
> is quite stressed by the healing, with merely no (network) performance left
> for its real job.

> For sure your idea of implementation is straight forward for the case of
> "healing-by-single-stating". But I heard on the list you are planning for
> "auto-healing" anyways, and that would possibly be a good chance to implement
> a simple user-space tool that does healing in an optimized way.

For the 2.1 release we plan to bring in self-healing in the background
and also healing only the differences between files, and not the entire file
like now. We will keep this issue in mind while designing it.

> That sound like taking quite some time. Are we talking about days, weeks,
> months here?

A few weeks.


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