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From Konstantin Boudnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Making Ignite In-Memory File System mountable
Date Thu, 07 May 2015 20:46:44 GMT
On Thu, May 07, 2015 at 01:36PM, Nikita Ivanov wrote:
> I think the GlusterFS example proved that distributed file systems generate
> significant interest in the user community. GlusterFS used low-level FUSE
> APIs to implement its mountability (and gain its well known performance).
> Without a native mounting - the file system cannot really be a called a
> file system but rather a proprietary API based on file/block access.
> 
> I think this feature will only increase Ignite adoption.

It is possible! I wonder if something simple and quick can be done to see if
it picks up the interest in further contributions from the community at large?

Cos

> On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > Perhaps, it might be suffucuent if there's enough interest in the community
> > and someone is willing to step up and contribute the implementation (and
> > maintain it, of course)
> >
> > Cos
> >
> > On Thu, May 07, 2015 at 04:06PM, Ivan Veselovskiy wrote:
> > > +1 to Dmitry.
> > > We should implement a feature only if we have clear understanding of its
> > > usecases & benefits it gives to the users.
> > > --ivan
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 3:04 AM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Tue, May 05, 2015 at 04:59PM, Roman Shaposhnik wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <cos@apache.org>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > > On Tue, May 05, 2015 at 04:49PM, Dmitriy Setrakyan wrote:
> > > > > >> On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 12:36 PM, Konstantin Boudnik <
> > cos@apache.org>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> > Hadoop is using Fuse to expose HDFS into native Linux
> > environment.
> > > > It
> > > > > >> > works, I
> > > > > >> > guess, although I don't know how widely it is used.
The whole
> > thing
> > > > is
> > > > > >> > about
> > > > > >> > 4KLOC + 7KLOC of libhdfs (all in C). While not overly
terrible,
> > it
> > > > is a
> > > > > >> > significant undertaking indeed.
> > > > > >> >
> > > > > >>
> > > > > >> Hm... Is Hadoop using Fuse for only HDFS, or for any file
system
> > that
> > > > > >> implements FileSystem interface? If it is the latter, then
IGFS
> > fits
> > > > right
> > > > > >> in into that architecture.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I think it is HDFS specific, but might be wrong on this account.
> > > > >
> > > > > Yes it is. But like I said -- NFS implementation could be a way to
> > go.
> > > >
> > > > I believe that Alfresco-like which Marko has referred earlier. I am
> > still
> > > > not
> > > > sure what this feature will solve, so I will seat back and observe this
> > > > thread
> > > > for a while.
> > > >
> > > >     Cos
> > > >
> > > >
> >

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