[Gluster-users] Turning GlusterFS into something else (was Re: how well will this work)

Vijay Bellur vbellur at redhat.com
Mon Dec 31 15:01:30 UTC 2012

On 12/30/2012 09:42 PM, Stephan von Krawczynski wrote:
> If I delete
> something on a disk that is far from being full it is just plain dumb to
> really erase this data from the disk. It won't help anyone. It will only hurt
> you if you deleted it accidently. Read my lips: free disk space is wasted
> space, just like free mem is wasted mem.
> And_that_  is the true reason for undelete. It won't hurt anybody, and will
> help some. And since it is the true goal of a fs to organise data on a drive
> it is most obvious that "undelete" (you may call it lazy-delete) is a very
> basic fs feature and_not_  an add-on patched onto it.

Have you explored xlators/features/trash in the source tree? Does that 
fit your requirements? If that does, code clean up in trash translator 
and exposing undelete (via trash xlator) as a tunable through the 
gluster volume set interface is not complex.


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