[Gluster-users] Renaming a file in a distributed volume

Joe Julian joe at julianfamily.org
Sat Oct 13 17:56:17 UTC 2012

On 10/13/2012 09:53 AM, Brian Candler wrote:
> Anyway, I think my question is answered. Normally I would create a file as
> xxx.tmp, sync and then rename it to xxx, to protect against a
> partially-created file; but for large files this looks like it's not a good
> approach for glusterfs with a distributed volume.
It adds one level of inefficiency during a lookup() as the hash will 
point to a different subvolume which will return the sticky pointer 
causing an additional query to the correct subvolume. Size of the file 
has no effect.

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