[Gluster-users] feature question

Shehjar Tikoo shehjart at gluster.com
Mon Sep 7 05:55:08 UTC 2009

Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> Hello all,
> after testing around in real world scenarios we found it would be a great
> feature if glusterfs could cache whole files that are read-only opened (or
> rw-opened and not modified) on the clients. We have lots of setups with small
> to medium size config files that have to be read through every few minutes -
> and almost never change. Simple timestamp comparison would probably be enough
> to decide whether some file has to be transmitted again or if the cached
> version is up-to-date.

> Is it currently possible to create a setup like this?
Some part of what you mention above is being performed by
the io-cache translator but there are other aspects that are
yet to be implemented, for eg, longer term caching of read-only
files. Do try it out and let us know how it works for you.

> Would this be a neat future feature?

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